Hi! I'm a rank newbie at Linux installations. I'm almost done
installing Debian on a laptop, except that I can't get ADSL to work.
I need help navigating through the ton of documentation available. A
lot of the documentation I come across is old (2000 or older). The
rest implies a fixed IP address, which doesn't seem applicable to
ADSL. Even the DSL HOWTO tells me to start with the Net-HOWTO, which
assumes the reader has a fixed IP address. This doesn't make sense to
I have one further resource that I could use. My laptop is a
replacement for an old desktop machine (running Debian, like my
laptop) which handles ADSL beautifully. Hence, this laptop will be
using the same DSL service and same modem as the desktop it replaces.
Unfortunately, I did not configure the desktop, but I figure that if I
just knew what files to copy from it, I could just try using the
configuration on the desktop as the starting point for configuring the
laptop. My question is what files do I need?