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jdr2000
May 9th, 2009, 01:52 PM
I'm very new to linux, and am wondering if anyone can help me work through some basic problems. I am using ubuntu 9.04.

Last night I was able to get an ethernet dsl connection up and running. I installed some updates, then turned off the computer and went to bed.

When I turned the computer on this morning, I can no longer connect. I tried doing the same thing I did last night to get it to work (sudo pppoeconf), and it went through the same steps but didn't connect me in the end.

I've tried a few different things, including:

Pinging another computer - result was "Address couldn't be found"
pon dsl-provider - tells me that a plugin is loaded and compiled, but still no connection

Can anyone help me establish a connection? And once that's done, how can I set it up so that it automatically connects every time the computer is started?

Thanks!

superprash2003
May 9th, 2009, 05:49 PM
you may not me getting an ip address. post output of ifconfig from the terminal

jdr2000
May 9th, 2009, 06:17 PM
ifconfig -a output:

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0f:3d:88:28:da
inet6 addr: fe80::20f:3dff:fe88:28da/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:6195 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:105 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:400345 (400.3 KB) TX bytes:6828 (6.8 KB)
Interrupt:9

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:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

pan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 56:bb:d4:b1:39:2b
inet6 addr: fe80::54bb:d4ff:feb1:392b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:636 (636.0 B)


As I have been continuing to try to figure out this problem, I used pon then plog to see what was happening. There is an error message in plog:
Timeout waiting for PADS packets
Unable to complete PPPoE Discovery

Not sure if this gives any more insight to possible problems or not???

superprash2003
May 10th, 2009, 05:25 AM
your eth0 doesnt have an ip.. type sudo dhclient eth0 in your terminal

jdr2000
May 13th, 2009, 09:27 PM
That did it - thank you!

Now is there a way to set it up so that my kids can just turn on the computer and use the internet without someone having to go to the terminal for them first?