for some reason now ifconfig just shows my stupid 56k and ifconfig eth0 doesn't show an ip....but anyway the strugle continues...
dhcpcd eth0 did nothing
dhclient eth0 gave me this:
Internet Software Consortium DHCP Client V3.0pl2
Copyright 1995-2001 Internet Software Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Listening on LPF/eth0/00:10:a4:b6:13:ec
Sending on LPF/eth0/00:10:a4:b6:13:ec
Can't bind to dhcp address: Address already in use
Please make sure there is no other dhcp server
running and that there's no entry for dhcp or
bootp in /etc/inetd.conf. Also make sure you
are not running HP JetAdmin software, which
includes a bootp server.
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get the latest from ftp.isc.org and install that before
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