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Re: [vox-tech] debian help
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Re: [vox-tech] debian help

Bill, you may need to install the module for your card first.  You can do
this by running modconf (may not be in your path if not root, mine's in
/usr/sbin/).  Select your card model from the 'net' list.

When that's done, the configuration is in /etc/network.  My newly
installed potato system has 3 files, but I think the only one that's
important for my setup is the 'interfaces' file.  The installer made my
file look like this:

# /etc/network/interfaces -- configuration file for ifup(8), ifdown(8)

# The loopback interface
iface lo inet loopback

# The first network card - this entry was created during the Debian
installation# (network, broadcast and gateway are optional)
iface eth0 inet static

----- end of file ------

You'll probably also want some DNS server IPs in /etc/resolv.conf

Hope that helps,
-- Chris

On Fri, 16 Mar 2001, Chuck Polisher wrote:

> netconfig might be the stuff.
> William Kendrick wrote:
> > 
> > I just bought a new linux box and installed slink-and-a-half on it.
> > (It had Win98 which I blew away already)
> > 
> > During the install, it asked about network config.  Since I did't have
> > a cat-5 cable handy at the time, I told Deb's installer not to configure
> > it.
> > 
> > I tried getting help on the #debian IRC channel but all I got back was
> > "run 'man interfaces'".  That's useless, since the only files with the
> > letters "interface" in them are a pair of text docs regarding the program
> > "gv"!
> > 
> > They then told me that it should've been installed with the base
> > install (btw, I picked the "Standard" install, out of all of the
> > workstation, scientific, server, etc. pre-packaged choices)
> > 
> > Anyway, what I'd _prefer_ to do is somehow get access to the network
> > config'er again (kinda like you can run "sndconfig" under RedHat and
> > you get that same ugly red/blue screen that plays Linus's voice as a
> > test sound like you do when you initially install RedHat).
> > 
> > Any ideas!?  I assume there's some package I need to install off
> > the CD which got skipped.
> > 
> > BTW, the card is a DEC 21040 PCI.  (It's got a coaxial connector
> > along with the cat-5!  Cool!)
> > 
> > Thx in advance!
> > 
> > -bill!
> > (seriously considering just re-installing from scratch :^/ gpm's broke, too)

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