with debian (i tried the latest net-install) - but also with a lot of other distros - i have a special problem: i can't get a dhcp-connection.
only with zenwalk there is (latest version 4) not the slightest problem.
i asked - very generally - them, what the differences could be that made the differences.
i got the following answers (copy of mail, my question is at the end):
Debian uses dhclient by default where Zenwalk (and Slack) use dhcpcd. They seem to handle the dhcp protocol in a slightly different way (seems there's yet another client - dhcdbd - out there needed for the Gnome Network Manager that does it his way too). B Op donderdag 04-01-2007 om 00:57 uur [tijdzone +0100], schreef Jean-Philippe Guillemin:
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Hi, I don't know Debian enough to tell you what's really different in Zenwalk regarding DHCP. The only thing I can tell you is a bit general : Zenwalk has a simple design, inherited from Slackware, but more modern, and maybe even simpler. The simplicity often make the difference between something that works, and the rest ... Cheers JPhello mr guillemin, its near a miracle: with your zenwalk-distro i have no problems with dhcp-connection. only with opensuse (and there only with their second choice "ifup" and not with their networkmanager) i can get this experience too, but debian, several live-cds, belenix, bsd-distros... there is no connection at all. and zenwalk does it in a blinck of an eye. what do you do different to all the others? if it's no secret, please give me some information. my laptop is a benq r55 joybook, i connect via ethernet to a cable-modem and through it to my provider (i live in austria). greetings hans
end citation could this information be of some help? i would like very much to have the next debian on my laptop! greetings hans