hi, I installed xfce(debian etch pakets with graphical installer) for ab friend on a windows-machine as dual boot in my business environment, so I gave the netcard (Realtek 98xx) a static adress and all worked fine. I didn`t use aptitude, so I have a very small system as wanted only for save surfing and mailing for the kids.
At home by my friend now dhcp was needed to reach the internet (t-online on dsl-modem!!). I couldn`t find any tool to reconfigure the netcard to dhcp, so edited /etc/network/intefaces by hand as usual in normal debian ( iface eth0 inet dhcp) but it will not work. Also I couldn`t find /etc/resolve.conf, are there some changes between xfce and normal debian ??
How can I reconfigure the complete networkconfiguration without a new installtion ?? Remind I have no connection to internet with this machine in the moment.
excuse the bad english ( german)
Hello .. I have the same problem
Installed debian-xfce4 distribution from official debian site.
When trying to use network I use standard settings:
iface eth0 inet dhcp
It does not work for me.
At some point I did manage to find out how-to (stupid but it worked for me):
# /etc/init.d/networking stop
suddenly started to work
Then I was installing pidgin & all the dependencies it stopped after I installed network-manager-dev.
Now I am in dead corner.
I am not saying it is xfce, but would appreciate if someone knows directions where to look for
..just dont say it is google away from you ;-)
I did remove all related to network-manager
then set my inet as static and now it works