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  1. #21
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    Re: Ethernet connection not recognised.

    Hi
    Regrettably, Matt, I have tried this workaround by applying the changes for a fixed IP address, etc, as per the links you referred to but without success.
    Post changes, the bootup displayed a message 'Waiting for Network Configuration' under the startup Ubuntu logo screen, and would take all of a minute to present the desktop.
    Then the network connection symbol would be shown on the top toolbar (Eureka) but alas no internet connection when using the browser or email.
    Did you set up a dns server ?

    Please post the output of

    Code:
    cat /etc/network/interfaces
    Code:
    ping -c 3 8.8.8.8
    Code:
    nslookup www.slashdot.com
    Kind regards
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    Re: Ethernet connection not recognised.

    Hi Matt,
    Done it! I continued researching the problem after my earlier post today and found more evidence of Network Manager causing serious problems since Adam was a lad.
    So I removed NM in its entirity and edited /etc/network/interfaces to just recognise eth0 - as per http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu_P...ork_Management
    -------------------------------------------------------------
    # This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
    # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

    # The loopback network interface
    # auto lo
    # iface lo inet loopback

    # This is a list of hotpluggable network interfaces.
    # They will be activated automatically by the hotplug subsystem.

    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    -----------------------------------------------------------------
    Commented out the loopback two lines and inserting the last two lines.
    I then configured eth0 using ifup
    Restarted and hey presto - auto Internet access but regretfully with no icon in the system tray telling me that. Can you please suggest a howto for this?
    Is there anything any else I should do, please, to make these changes robust?
    Do you still want the outputs you requested?
    My grateful thanks and kind regards,
    Roger

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    Re: Ethernet connection not recognised.

    Hi

    Restarted and hey presto - auto Internet access but regretfully with no icon in the system tray telling me that. Can you please suggest a howto for this?
    I don't really know of one i'm afraid.

    Is there anything any else I should do, please, to make these changes robust?
    You could look at using wicd instead of network manager.

    http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

    Been a good while since i have looked at it though and i don't know if it integrates into the panel.

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wicd
    Do you still want the outputs you requested?
    No You have a working solution.

    Kind regards
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    If you don't read the newspaper, you're uninformed. If you read the newspaper, you're mis-informed. - Mark Twain

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    Re: Ethernet connection not recognised.

    Just to say thank you Matt, for your time and effort in guiding me towards the solution.
    Much appreciated and kind regards,
    Roger

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