[svlug] Re: missing devices and printing problems...
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Wed Sep 18 09:44:10 PDT 2002
Quoting Scott_Thompson at NAI.com, from the post of Wed, 18 Sep:
> So I made the jump from SuSE 7.1 to Debian 3.0 (woody) on two seperate
Mazal Tov. May you be blessed with many sons.
> On machine one, during the install, I went through the motions of
> setting up the NIC with a static IP. After install I discovered I
> can't connect to the network. I checked and /dev/eth0 is missing.
> What's up with that? Any ideas?
No idea what you're talking about. I never heard of /dev/eth* on any
Linux. What does "ifconfig" without commandline parameters tell you?
> On machine two, my HP printer was recognized, but the output is "funny".
lpr? lprng? CUPS? did you use the exact driver? a generic one? how was
> In both instances would it just be easier to re-install, or is it worth the
> effort to trouble-shoot the problems?
Depending on the specifics ofcourse. More debugging info would be helpful.
> Am I correct in assuming that Debian is not as good at auto-detecting
> hardware as RedHat and SuSE are, or am I just that unfamiliar with the
> install process?
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