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Can't use Internet

Postby McCharly » 2010-03-30 19:00

Hi. I've just isntalled Debian 5.04 + Xfce. During the install, i didn't have the ADSL modem connected, therefore i didn't configure the network. Now I connect it but it doesn't work, Debian just won't recognize it. According to various guides I shouldn't need to do anything for it to work, so that's why I'm here. Thanks beforehand and sorry if you don't get something, english is not my first language.
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Re: Can't use Internet

Postby Bulkley » 2010-03-30 19:15

Can you post the contents of /etc/network/interfaces? It should look something like this:
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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp


BTW, you can bypass everything with a live-CD, if you need to. Often, you can explore the live-CD to see how it does it and then use it to edit your installed system.
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Re: Can't use Internet

Postby McCharly » 2010-03-30 19:23

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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback


That's all. And I'll try the live cd stuff, it's a good idea.
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Re: Can't use Internet

Postby Bulkley » 2010-03-30 19:46

McCharly wrote:
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auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Try adding the other two lines.
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Re: Can't use Internet

Postby McCharly » 2010-03-30 19:51

Worked perfectly, thanks a lot.
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