a more simple question?
hartmans at mit.edu
Tue Mar 5 02:06:37 UTC 2013
>>>>> "Tim" == Tim Chase <blinux.list at thechases.com> writes:
>> if we just connect the network card to the new dsl modem and boot
>> up the Linux box, will it load the drivers it may need for that
>> hardware automatically?
Tim> In theory, it should already have drivers for your network card
Tim> and be configured to (1) notice that the network cable has been
Tim> plugged in, and (2) default to using DHCP to talk to your
I can't think of anything on a console-mode default squeeze install that
will do dhcp automatically if network wasn't present during the
On an install, /etc/network/interfaces is typically populated by a
component of the installer that copies the network config of the
installer to the running system.
The most reliable way to do this may be to create a file
/etc/network/interfaces with the following contents:
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
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