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Re: Install Debian 4.0 to watch DVD video

On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 07:36:37PM +1100, hce wrote:
> On 3/2/08, Andrei Popescu <andreimpopescu@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Sun, Mar 02, 2008 at 04:42:29PM +1100, hce wrote:
> >
> >  > All right, it's done. The next problem is that eth0 is not assigned IP
> >  > address, it has  following statement in the /etc/network/interfaces. I
> >  > can see eth0 without IP address. That machine was running on FC5
> >  > before and has no problem to network connection.
> >  >
> >  > allow-hotplug eth1
> >
> > ------------------^^^ Typo?
> >
> >  > iface eth1 inet dhcp
> >
> >  You didn't say, so I'm guessing you are not using dhcp. If this is the
> >  case then you will have to put the following in /e/n/interfaces (replace
> >  the numbers with the real ones):
> >
> >  ---[ /etc/network/interfaces ]---
> >
> >  allow-hotplug eth0
> >  iface eth0 inet static
> >         address
> >         netmask
> >         gateway
> >         dns-nameservers
> Sorry for not being clear. I did mean to use dhcp. The network server
> is working fine that the previouse FC5 had no problem to run the IF by
> dhcp. Not sure why doesn't work in Debian. Anyway, I manually created
> an IP address for for the time being, it is connected to the network
> now, but I still want the debian box connect to the network by dhcp.

You can try to connect via dhcp by running 'dhclient' as root. That 
might give some clues. If it works just revert your config. Sometimes 
the 'allow-hotplug' directive doesn't work correctly, you can try 'auto' 

> If I want to another linux box connect to the Debian box using ssh,
> should I install and start sshd in the debian box? I see the ssh has
> already in the debian box, but I guess it is the ssh client, not sshd.
> If I need to enable sshd in the debian box, how can I do it?

AFAIK ssh depends on openssh-client and openssh-server so you should be 

If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.
(Albert Einstein)

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