Linked by Eugenia Loli on Wed 3rd Sep 2003 11:38 UTC, submitted by ladislav
Debian and its clones Debian is not quite like any other distro out there. If bigger is better, then Debian wins hands down. Aside from having the largest collection of free software packages, Debian also runs on 11 platforms. But there is more to Debian than just size. Travel writer and recent Debian convert Robert Storey tackles the whole installation procedure head on and gives his report.
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some more cosmetics :)
by oscar on Wed 10th Sep 2003 07:02 UTC

"I happen to know that my card uses the via-rhine.o driver, so I edit /etc/modules and add this line:

via-rhine"

Also the "Debian-way" to achieve the goal of this line in /etc/modules, is to insert the following line into /etc/modutils/aliases then run update-modules:
alias eth0 via-rhine

This way the loading of the module will be associated with the interface access (ifconfig) not the boot procedure.

Restarting the network interfaces can also be done using ifup and ifdown.