a more simple question?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at shellworld.net
Tue Mar 5 02:07:58 UTC 2013

no it is wired.
I saved the wireless stuff for my dos laptop.
The in theory meaning that Linux would just load network drivers even if 
not installed on a machine with a network?
That makes sense actually.  when we put the hard drive in, debian found or 
basically at least, the hardware in the computer.  I have a dec-talk 
express  for the Linux box,  and all the modules loaded just fine.
We shall find out on Saturday then.
thanks, really!

On Mon, 4 Mar 2013, Tim Chase wrote:

>> 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?
> In theory, it should already have drivers for your network
> card and be configured to (1) notice that the network cable
> has been plugged in, and (2) default to using DHCP to talk
> to your router.
> If not, there are additional diagnostics one can check to
> ensure that you have a network card that Linux supports, and
> that nobody configured the machine for a static IP address
> in favor of a dynamic one.  If it uses wireless rather than
> wired connections, that is a whole other mess.
> -tim
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