Thanks, Bob, for the detailed explanation and tips.
> That assumes you have that hardware. Other hardware will show up with their own id strings.
Sorry, I don't understand. What do you mean by "That assumes you have that hardware" ? I have the network card installed in my machine.
> Better to use "allow-hotplug" there instead of "auto".
Do you mean:
> There isn't a "dhcpcd" command in Debian. You must be using a different system with the above notes.
The above command is copied from the following guide: http://debianletters.blogspot.com/2008/01/howto-simply-configure-network-card-in.html
You have me confused. Either you are right or the writer of the said guide is wrong.
> On Debian that would be "isc-dhcp-client".
The writer of the guide states that it (the guide) is for Debian users. And you're telling me he's wrong.
I'm really confused.
I think I need a second opinion.