New to debian, I've installed woody on thinkpad570 from cdrom set.
Seems generally excellent, but I'm stuck on a few important details.

1 - I had no ethernet card connected when I installed. Now put one
in, and cannot get connected:
# netstat -r
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
192.168.2.2 * 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 tap0
default * 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 tap0
# ifconfig eth0 192.168.0.7 netmask 255.255.255.0 up
SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
SIOCSIFNETMASK: No such device
eth0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device
#

What is tap0? Where would 192.168.2.2 come from? The same address
appears in /var/log/messages - a stack of repeats of:
diald[238]: Connect script failed.
diald[238]: Delaying 1 seconds before clear to dial.
diald[238]: Calling site 192.168.2.2
diald[238]: No devices free to call out on.

Which makes no sense to me. Why would diald be active at all?

I'm used to RH. What do you do instead of 'service diald stop', or
instead of 'chkconfig --list'?

If I can just get the thing to connect, I can grapple with apt-get
etc. to update, but as it is I'm stuck. Any help gratefully
received...

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richard


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