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Hi, THis is what i did after i set up my Debian Sarge on my Toshiba Laptop in order to connect to the internet using a router: Code: /etc/network/interfaces auto ...
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    DHCP, DHCPDISCOVER, router network problem with Debian


    Hi,

    THis is what i did after i set up my Debian Sarge on my Toshiba Laptop in order to connect to the internet using a router:

    Code:
    /etc/network/interfaces
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    and then i gave the commands:

    Code:
    ifdown eth0
    ifup eth0
    it worked when i had Sarge on 2.24 but now i get the following message (not 100% identical):

    Code:
    SIOSCIFFLAGS: Device or resource busy
    sitto: unknown hardware address type 776
    Sending on SOcket/fallback/fallback-net
    DHCPDiscover on eth0 to 225.255.255.255. port 67
    send-pack: Network is down interval 4, 8, ...
    Failed to bring up eth0
    No DHCPOFFERS received
    No working leaves in persistent database.
    Can anyone help me out here and tell me what I'm doing wrong? I had no problem with Kernel 2.24, so I guess I'll just have to do some configurations here and there...

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    check the cable is plugged in securely.

    If you have multiple ethernet devices on your laptop, try the cable in the other one.

    Check the link light on your router is on for the cable that connects your laptop to your router.

    EDIT: may not be what i thought it was..... try as above and also try rebooting your system.

    Jason

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    I'm beginning to think it might have to do with the 2.6 kernel because during bootup it complains about ACPI and fatal error inserting snpchp and pciehp (whatever those are)...maybe i should just switch back to 2.4...

    I also found something really interesting:


    http://www.risc.uni-linz.ac.at/syste...g/index_3.html



    The guy seems to think I should check /etc/hosts
    and edit /etc/pcmcia/network.opts

    and at the end edit /etc/network/interfaces:

    Code:
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
        noauto
    is that going to work?...since I use a laptop and an Ethernet cardbus it seems to make sense, but on the other hand

    Code:
    auto lo
    iface lo inet loopback
    
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    worked for me too...last night...

    han *already losing two days of sleep...*

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