Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Getting eth0 working in Debian

After being thoroughly disappointed with Ubuntu 10.10, I decided to swith to Debian. I have come to realize only now that Ubuntu made things a lot easier. However, here's a good chance for me to learn Linux the proper way. The first thing I noticed was how you get a VERY basic install and you are made to work for everything. Not even the LAN card works. After some snooping around, I found out how to make eth0 work. To do this, you need to edit /etc/networking/interfaces (as root, of course). Add the following lines:

# eth0
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Next, stop and start networking as follows:

# /etc/init.d/networking stop
# /etc/init.d/networking start

Wired networking should now be up and running.

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