Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Stop DHCPDISCOVER when starting Debian Linux

A "DHCPDISCOVER" message is displayed when Debian Linux starts looking for the Internet connection.

To stop that, just stop the automatic features. You may start connecting after logging in.

To stop the automatic features, issue the command in Terminal after typing su and password:

gedit /etc/network/interfaces

Modify the lines below using the # sign:

# auto lo

# auto wlan0

# auto eth0

Lines starting with the # sign are ignored by the software. These lines help human beings to understand the file. This use of the # sign is referred to as "commenting out". Some other signs may be needed in other software items.

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