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Old 26th May 2005, 02:12 PM
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releasing and renewing an ip address is simple

ifdown eth0
ifup eth0

This takes down the ethernet0 interface and then brings it back up. The default is to be set for DHCP and it automatically looks for a DHCP server when the interface comes back up.

You may have heard that Linux runs great on any old piece of crap machine. Most people are only talking about the command line interface when it comes to old hardware. You will likely notice that the system runs terribly slow under X Windows on your particular computer. You need a pretty beefy system with a fairly nice graphics card to get a GUI environment that performs more like Microsoft Windows.

You have a lot to learn if you really want to get into Linux. There is not a whole lot that transfers over from the Windows world. It's worth the effort that you put in, but it's not an easy transition.
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