Hi, I'm a newbie to Linux and Ubuntu, could use some help.
Asus F3SV Laptop
Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Attansic L1 Gigabit Ethernet (Now bought by Atheros)
Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945ABG
XP Pro (SP2) - Works 100%
Ubuntu 8.04 - kernel 2.6.24-17-generic
Net hardware specs:
Router - wired (It doesn't matter what, works 100%, including dhcp. upnp disabled though and it must stay so.)
First I should say that everything on this laptop works 100% with XP.
I should also say that there are a number of computers in the house, and they all work 100% in every respect.
I installed ubuntu as a dual boot on this laptop because I wanted to give linux a try. I used the 64bit alternate disc.
The system under ubuntu 8.04 seems to work fine, I like it.
The disc came with kernel 2.6.24-16.
On the day I installed ubuntu everything worked including the ethernet, at least as far as I could tell. I rebooted the laptop a number of times during the evening and the ethernet got me to the net every time.
I let ubuntu update, got a new kernel automatically. Then I shut the system down for the night. Next day, the etherent did not work. After many tries and reboots I booted to the older kernel and the ethernet worked to my surprise.
I soon discovered (after a few more boots) that it was odd luck. Most of the time the ethernet does not work, regardless of which kernel I boot too. This makes me question if it was OK prior to the kernel update. I had very limited time with it, just a few hours. It could very well have been flaky from the start. Right now, it works, and it will until I reboot or shut down. Perhaps it will work even after a reboot if I'm lucky, but I know from experiance that it only works in 1 in 10 reboots. It always works with XP on this very same laptop so I know it is not the router or defective hardware.
I'm new to linux, as I have said, so I don't know the console (and thus linux admin) but I tried the following:
I should say that right now it is one of those rare times that it does work, this is what I get now.
when I type:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr EDITED OUT FOR PRIVACY
inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: EDITED OUT FOR PRIVACY Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2730 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2625 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:3
RX bytes:2720151 (2.5 MB) TX bytes:340487 (332.5 KB)
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:2298 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2298 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:115688 (112.9 KB) TX bytes:115688 (112.9 KB)
At the times it does not work (most of time), I try to get a new dhcp IP,
sudo dhclient eth0
Normally, I get something along these lines:
This is actually the first time that sudo dhclient eth0 worked (Got me on the net). Yes I have clicked the net icon next to the clock and chose "Manual configuration" and there selected dhcp for the etherenet card.No DHCPOFFERS received.
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping.
modinfo atl1 (atl1 is the driver name I take it)
description: Attansic 1000M Ethernet Network Driver
author: Attansic Corporation <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Chris Snook <email@example.com>, Jay Cliburn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
vermagic: 2.6.24-17-generic SMP mod_unload
parm: int_mod_timer:Interrupt moderator timer (array of int)
parm: flash_vendor:SPI flash vendor (array of int)