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    Well, they say that in Linux there are many ways to do things, and no one way is necessarily the "correct" way.

    That method is probably a bit overly complicated though, and does rely on starting the X server for networking to start (as already mentioned). There are other startup files you could use for this to avoid the X dependency, if this was the way you wanted to go about it. But really, just editing the interfaces file is the easiest way to go, especially as its the source file for the IP networking configuration for your network interfaces (which probably explains the filename....)

    At least someones thinking and trying things out for themselves rather than putting in no effort and begging on the forums for an answer. That's a nice change of pace...
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    Thats all I'm saying is that relying on the X server to start networking is "incorrect" per say. Whatever works for him I guess is fine although if I were him I would be more concerned with why the normal method that works for millions doesn't work for him.

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    I just statically assign an IP on my dhcp server.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
    thanks, ... i think.

    Anyways, it's the only method that works for me, so i'm ok with crazy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pureh@te View Post
    Thats all I'm saying is that relying on the X server to start networking is "incorrect" per say. Whatever works for him I guess is fine although if I were him I would be more concerned with why the normal method that works for millions doesn't work for him.
    I understand where you're coming from. I was tempted to post "In Linux they say there is no right or wrong way to do something, but that way is wrong", however Im trying a thing where I be nice to everyone for a month.

    Its proving very challenging.

    No, just kidding. I was happy to see someone putting some effort in to solve their own problems though, which is why I wanted to give the guy some encouragement... however its also good to point out like you did that there is a correct and "official" way to do things. Using the proper method will help save time, develop good habits and help avoid weird issues that might occur with particular bits of software if you perform non-standard configuration.
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