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Old 06-16-2015, 07:30 AM   #16
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I used // as a example from programming.
Maybe i am are you offended? It's just a word.

On xubuntu I remember ipconfig working and giving me all the info on my ip and Mac address. On debian it is not.

Ip addr does work. ??why

At /etc/network/interfaces there are some lines:
# The loopback network interface
Auto lo
Iface lo inet loopback

I know wlan, etho but lo?
 
Old 06-16-2015, 07:32 AM   #17
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That is the loopback interface, leave it alone.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 07:47 AM   #18
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Quote:
Originally Posted by debianisabitch View Post
/etc/network/interfaces:
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Which I found before only with a # in front of the second line like this.

#iface eth0 inet dhcp

Which didn't do anything because # makes the line irrelevant like a //comment right?
So I removed it and funny thing happened.

My complete internet connection is gone.
Saying:
Ethernet Network
device not managed

While device not managed is supposed to be my connection 1 I am using cable so I know it's eth0
Uncommenting that line causes the networking daemon to manage the connection of 'eth0'. This is why you see "not managed" from the other, presumably GUI, programme. (network manager?). If you disable that line again, network manager will handle your ethernet connection (after reboot/stopping networking daemon and starting network manager daemon.

If you only have a wired connection, then you probably don't need network manager at all.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 07:52 AM   #19
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Hi.

Use another based on Debian? Sounds kinda silly to me...

Why not a more feature friendly DE like KDE for e.g?

Best wishes and have fun.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 07:55 AM   #20
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Hi.

Use another based on Debian? Sounds kinda silly to me...

Why not a more feature friendly DE like KDE for e.g?

Best wishes and have fun.
That's been suggested, such as LMDE which is very good, very useful where one can get running with little fuss, but the OP persists in saying that they don't want to do that. So they complain, ask a bunch of questions, persons detect that since they are fairly new it might be best if they started with a more service-able desktop version, .... however.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 08:00 AM   #21
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Debian will give you your network config by entering the command
Code:
sudo ifconfig
When asked for a password, enter your user password.

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Old 06-16-2015, 09:25 AM   #22
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No need to run a command as root just because it's not in your $PATH

Code:
$ /sbin/ifconfig
 
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:57 AM   #23
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Arrow

Debian will also give you a simple GUI for your WiFi, if you install one or it came with the environment. When I was a had to install bloat and as always (with my hardware) non-free drivers.
 
Old 06-16-2015, 06:01 PM   #24
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Well, I am getting some good laughs reading this thread, and I want to compliment those trying to help, you all have a lot of patience,...
the part that made me laugh the most,
Quote:
On xubuntu I remember ipconfig working and giving me all the info on my ip and Mac address. On debian it is not.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ipconfig

That is amazing, I did not know xubuntu started using "windows" commands, but then it has been about 5 or 6 years since I tried using xubuntu, I do still have a "live cd" I made, a few years ago,..
Any way, keep trying, you will get it figured out, I hope. Good Luck
 
Old 06-17-2015, 07:17 AM   #25
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Leave it alone? What does it do?

KDE same as xfce right? debian with a different GUI? I seen the downloads xfce KDE. ....

So about the network manager i uncommented that line and it works again like you said. So the problem with my Internet stopping every 5 minutes has nothing to do with adding any lines to /etc/network/interfaces? Or a network manager?

Xubuntu is not service - able enough?
How do I learn debian if I am going to use something like LMDE. I'm sure I will be setting everything up on that. Using it until boredom then trying debian again and i will still not know how debian works.

Ipconfig/ifconfig ok ok I messed up. I knew for sure in xubuntu it was not ip addr.

When downloading debian you only have to download 1.iso if you have a good connection right? Now I had many problems installing like missing firmware. If I downloaded 1 2 and 3. It would have been a smooth install?
 
Old 06-17-2015, 07:22 AM   #26
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No.
Non-free firmware is not included in any official Debian ISO's.
 
Old 06-17-2015, 07:52 AM   #27
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Wink

I can't use Konqueror to watch Hulu but Firefox works fine. Why? Because they're different\*. Maybe a teckie chould?

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:54 AM   #28
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Try wicd... wireless manager (again with non-free drivers.)

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Old 06-17-2015, 07:56 AM   #29
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So about the network manager i uncommented that line and it works again like you said. So the problem with my Internet stopping every 5 minutes has nothing to do with adding any lines to /etc/network/interfaces? Or a network manager?
Run an Internet speed test; if it gives a bad result it is likely that you have a poor broadband connection and/or some poor internal wiring.
Intermittent failures are almost always hardware related.
 
Old 06-17-2015, 08:32 AM   #30
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Hello,

Can you provide your operating hardware (i.e cpu mem hdd etc.) specs, and also why you want debian to be your operating system. I know you have mentioned that you must have installed a 100 times and the disks might start giving errors. But still please do tell. Further do you have a wired network or wireless network and does speed provide isos to be downloaded or enable you to run complete installation from net?

I have been in your position and have for past few years trying to learn the ropes.

But right now i am running my ubuntu from external hdd with no internal hdd with virtual box running win7 , debian and winxp/ubuntu. I think i have atleast tried to run and install a stable Linux system since my early days starting with suse,knoppix and finally the almighty debain. But for bells and whistles i settled with ubuntu. And to do that i must have wrote and re-wrote on the hardisk atleast thousands of times due to bad choices i made before selecting my installation.

I would be glad to offer my advise if u may require.

regards

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