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Old 04-09-2004, 03:01 PM   #1
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Networking Issues.

Hello all,

I just installed Debian Linux Woody on a Compaq Armada M700, and everything but the internet is working. When it boots up, netenv pops up asking me for the current IP address... I dont have one. I dont have a static IP address. How do I enable DHCP so it goes out and gets the IP?
Old 04-09-2004, 03:26 PM   #2
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Uninstall netenv. unless you use it, Its not needed, and is generally just an annoyance. You might want to make an rc script that starts a dhcp client that will just wait for a connection. I'm not sure how to do it, but it think pump can do it easy enough. RIght now i do it manually, (Well, actually through an xbindkeys shortcut), by going sudo pump, which is set up to be a nopass command in sudo.
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I'm not such a big fan of pump. I would recommend using dhclient in conjunction with the /etc/init.d/networking script. Then to get dhcp on boot, you can edit /etc/network/interfaces hint:
man interfaces

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp


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