Hi. I am a very new Ubuntu(Linux) user. I have installed a Dual-boot of the 64bit v10.04LTS in tandem with XP Professional. I am interested in Ubuntu as a solution to offer to my 50+ yo clients for daily use as opposed to Windows. I am also running an instance of Ubuntu in windows with VirtualBox.
I can not get the dual boot to connect to the internet. Here is what I have tried from gleaned info on these forums:
1. Adjusted Power Management setting on network adapter to "not turn off adapter on power off".
2. Attempted sudo mii-tool eth0. Result was SIOCGMIIPHY on 'eth0' failed:Operation Not Supported.
3. Attempted sudo dhclient eth0. Result was after several attempts through same port (64): No DHCPOFFERS Recieved No working leases in persistent databse.
4. Final. I manually configured the wired connection on IPv4 settings per the Pocket Guide offered by Keir Thomas (very useful).
I also can not get the effects to work for the desktop after several different attempts.
I am at a loss at this point. Here are my PC specs:
Q6600 Intel Quad Core
Asus Striker 680i motherboard
8800GTS Gpu Nvidia
2-Raptor WD 74gb HD
I am not sure if you require more details on the machine if so let me know. Any help would be great. I want to be able to use this OS before implementing it with my clients, obviously.
Apologies if I rambled at all. I tried to keep it concise.