Re: dhcp, router and debian
Alle Meije Wink wrote:
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The thing is, after my computer halts (and no wireless connections are
in use), I usually switch off the whole box by switching off the power
socket. So when I fire up the system, the modem + router are usually
just starting as well.
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This is the cause of your problem. This is how booting seems to work.
During boot, Debian starts running the MTA (Mail Transport Agent) which
is Exim4 in a default installation. It is looking for the network
connection - this will be the internet. If your ethernet card connects
immediately to the internet, Exim4 will start seamlessly. Otherwise, you
will have to wait a minute or two until Debian gives up trying the
connection and starts Exim4 anyway.
I usually switch off the whole box by switching off the power
This is not a good idea with any system - you could easily get disc
corruption. Always shutdown normally using the display manager command
button (in gdm, kdm, xdm) in X, shutdown command or ctrl-alt-del in a