On Mon, 20 Feb 2006 22:38:55 -0500, Walter Hudson wrote:
First, check your connections. I once wasted the better part of a day> I just installed Ubuntu dual boot with XP on a Sharp laptop.
> For some reason Ubuntu will not connect to the internet through the
> ethernet port. XP on the same computer connects fine, so I know it is
> the Ubuntu install that is messed up. I also installed Ubuntu on a
> different laptop recently and it works fine on the internet with no
> tweaking needed.
> So how do I figure out what is wrong? There is a Network Connection
> icon but is has little useful information. It says my connection name
> is "lo" and the status mostly says idle but quickly changes to
> sending/recieving and back every five seconds or so.
> I looked in the help file and followed the directions for adding a
> DHCP server and editing the related config files, but it still doesn't
> What do I do now?
because the line from my home router to the cable modem (both in the
basement) was disconnected.
Second, I think what you need is dhcp-client not dhcp server unless you
connect directly to the internet through your box, and I don't think you
Third, after installing dhcp client, see if there is an entry for eth0,
your ethernet port, in the file /etc/network/interfaces. It should say
"iface eth0 inet dhcp". If that entry doesn't exist, add it.
Fourth, run ifconfig in a console, in order to see if you got a dhcp
lease. I think the next step will depend on the details of your setup, so
this is a good place to stop, for now.
Hope this helps