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Odd. For now I would say just get wicd installed. Code: su - apt-get install wicd For the DE, try either Code: startx or Code: su -c '/etc/init.d/gdm restart'...
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    Odd. For now I would say just get wicd installed.
    Code:
    su -
    apt-get install wicd
    For the DE, try either
    Code:
    startx
    or
    Code:
    su -c '/etc/init.d/gdm restart'

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    startx i figured.

    i'm just concerned it now no longer automatically logs into gnome dekstop environment on boot. it just stops in command line and expects further user instructions - we'll sort this out later hopefully

    but now i can't seem to get an eth0 connection. i thought it was automatic detection, but apparently it has to be configured or set up. any suggestions welcome

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    Ought to do it (as root)
    Code:
    dhclient eth0

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    ok, i'm online, will keep u posted

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    I have been following instructions according to WiFi/HowToUse - Debian Wiki

    It worked for a few minutes then the wireless connection dropped out and now it consistently reports:

    root@debian-peter:/home/peter# ifup wlan0
    Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client 4.1.1-P1
    Copyright 2004-2010 Internet Systems Consortium.
    All rights reserved.
    For info, please visit https://www.isc.org/software/dhcp/

    Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:1f:c6:f7:43:1d
    Sending on LPF/wlan0/00:1f:c6:f7:43:1d
    Sending on Socket/fallback
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
    DHCPDISCOVER on wlan0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3
    No DHCPOFFERS received.
    No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
    Suggestions/solutions?

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    Now that you have everything installed, this should get you started:

    wicd-client -n

    It appears that it's looking for a DHCP lease, but your wireless network is not offering it. Use wicd to configure your system for your wireless network.

    HTH,

    KaBar's Edge

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