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Re: UPDATE: debian potato to woody transition


Shashank Bhide (<shashank@biochem.okstate.edu>) wrote:

> I was able to install Debian 2.2.26 on my system (Potato). I could not
> get my network card to work once the system started up. I used all the
> drivers 1-4 but apparently the drivers for my network card were not
> loaded. While booting up, the system does recognize the Realtek
> network card. Is there a linuxconf or something similar where I could
> set the IP address or have it receive one from the DHCP server?

You can install linuxconf (if it is available for potato, I don't know
exactly). If your network card is detected during bootup maybe the
driver module is built into the kernel. However you also need to
configure the card. Configuration information for network cards is
stored in /etc/network interfaces. Here is an example for my eth0, the
manpage for interfaces will tell you more about the syntax.

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

The man page for ifconfig would maybe also be interesting for you.

best regards
        Andreas Janssen

Andreas Janssen
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