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Old 04-04-2006, 09:38 PM   #1
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Network Configuration in Debian (laptop network card)


hey,

for all those who have been following my progress (nick.. lol), these days i have installed debian on an old laptop of mine. i finally got it to work today, with KDE up and running (yesssssssssss.. it was a network install). anyway... before i started kde, i had internet.. like, i managed to download kde and x-window-system, etc. but now, in KDE, i dont have internet.. and i cant seem to get it configured.. any help??
thxxx

kernel: 2.4
kde: 3.3.4
laptop, with network CreditCard ethernet adapter (it does recognize the card.. )
 
Old 04-05-2006, 06:51 AM   #2
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Check /var/log/dmesg and look for an error loading the card. If you can post the error it would be helpful.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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hmmmm ok, i checked the log but my card wasnt even on the list, so i guess its not loaded. however, if i run the command 'dmesg' and 'ifconfig', its registered as loaded. is there any correlation between the fact that before i installed the GUI i had internet access, and now i dont??


P.S. (completely off subject.. but wuts the command to save a command to a text file??)

thxs
 
Old 04-05-2006, 07:31 AM   #4
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is there any correlation between the fact that before i installed the GUI i had internet access, and now i dont??
No there is connection with the gui. I find on my own laptop with a pcmcia card that it loads tha card but fails to establish the connection and I have to restart the network service before it works.
If the card is reported as loaded in /var/log/dmesg then perhaps you only need to configure the network settings. The network configuration is stored in /etc/network/interfaces. If you give some detail on the output of ifconfig. You can do this by doing as root ifconfig > /home/user_name/ifconfig.txt where user_name is your user name. You can then save the file, ifconfig.txt to a floppy. Also give some detail about how you connect to the internet. The settings would have to be put into the interfaces file.
 
Old 04-05-2006, 01:46 PM   #5
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ok, here are the files..

etc/network/interaces:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# This is a list of hotpluggable network interfaces.
# They will be activated automatically by the hotplug subsystem.
mapping hotplug
script grep
map eth0

# The primary network interface
iface eth0 inet dhcp

iface dsl-provider inet ppp
provider dsl-provider
# please do not modify the following line
pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up # line maintained by pppoeconf





output of ifconfig:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:10:A4:08:75:95
inet addr:192.168.1.3 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:11 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:2499 (2.4 KiB) TX bytes:684 (684.0 b)
Interrupt:5 Base address:0x300





now, as u may notice, there is already some configuration on eth0.. thats cause i tried to overwrite the settings (which werent working) and putting in my network information. i dont know where to go from here...

my network is 192.168.1.1, and my network address (DHCP) should be like 192.168.1.3

wut should i do???
 
Old 04-05-2006, 01:48 PM   #6
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hmmmmmm ok, i looked over my post and noticed that TX packets wasnt 0.. so i went over there to test the connection.. and its connected!!!

hopefully it'll stay this way even after eventaully restarting.. is there anything i can do to be sure it does?? like, a solid network configuration, instead of based on luck like this??
 
Old 04-06-2006, 04:59 AM   #7
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hmmmmmm ok, i looked over my post and noticed that TX packets wasnt 0.. so i went over there to test the connection.. and its connected!!!

hopefully it'll stay this way even after eventaully restarting.. is there anything i can do to be sure it does?? like, a solid network configuration, instead of based on luck like this??
Do as root from a consol /etc/init.d/networking restart
 
  


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