View Full Version : [ubuntu] configuring network in ibex

October 31st, 2008, 07:37 PM
hi,i just installed ibex,which now exists in triple boot with hardy and windows xp.the installation ran smooth,and the system was up and ready.but,it failed me when i tried configuring the network from system>preferences>network configuration.mine is a static IP connection(wired mode) with the following parameters:

IP address :
Subnet mask :
default gateway :
i tried filling in the above in IPv4,after having chosen "manual",but the system does not accept these three,but any two of it,for example if i fill in the first two,the third one is not remembered.how do i configure the network?
with hardy,the network works fine,with the above parameters set through system>administration>network,with wired network and static IP chosen.

October 31st, 2008, 07:55 PM
the problem let me down and i had to reinstall ubuntu hardy and keep it in triple boot with xp and hardy

October 31st, 2008, 08:37 PM
help me out,as i have second thoughts about continuing with ibex(though i still have hardy).hardy was much better,i could always get the network configured easily,after installing.an ubuntu installation without a network,i believe is of no use.thanks in advance.

October 31st, 2008, 10:18 PM
no one responding?please help.

October 31st, 2008, 10:46 PM
hi,more than 20 people viewed my thread,but it has so far been of no help,kindly help me out,please, i am stuck getting ibex up and running.

October 31st, 2008, 10:59 PM
There was a similar thread earlier


October 31st, 2008, 11:03 PM
System -> Admin -> Networking is gone in Ibex.

Network Manager should let you setup static IP stuff just fine.

October 31st, 2008, 11:09 PM
so,can i not configure from the gui?

October 31st, 2008, 11:13 PM
i know that.i also know that i am supposed to configure using system>preferences>network configuration.but its not accepting my settings for IP address,netmask and gateway in IPv4.

October 31st, 2008, 11:16 PM
it's a bug, and it will get fixed soon

October 31st, 2008, 11:22 PM
so,at the moment how should i configure the network for the time until the bug is fixed?does that mean that if i download a new ubuntu .iso 2-3 weeks later,the bug would have disappeared?

October 31st, 2008, 11:53 PM
i wonder if others have encountered this problem with ibex?

October 31st, 2008, 11:57 PM
I managed to get it working but using network manager.

Then right clicking, going to Edit Connections and then on the Wired tab making a new one that is autoconnect. Then select manual, click on add and add the thing that you want.


November 1st, 2008, 09:00 AM
like already said: create a new connection but everytime you reboot you need to reselect this new connection otherwise it just keeps selectin auto eth0 because of the bug

November 1st, 2008, 11:32 AM
I have the same problem with the live CD

I understand from this thread that I need to set up a manual connection, I am happy to give this a go but where do I find the following information

DNS server



Discussion is going on here

Looks like its a big problem

November 1st, 2008, 02:39 PM
I marked it as System Settings and Connect Automatically so for me its alright.
Try that.

November 1st, 2008, 02:58 PM
i got it working by replacing the file "interfaces"(/etc/network/interfaces) of ibex with the one obtained from hardy,and now everything works fine.but,it doesn't sound good that it can't be configured the way it is supposed to ,i.e system>preferences>network configuration.

November 1st, 2008, 03:08 PM
like already said: create a new connection but everytime you reboot you need to reselect this new connection otherwise it just keeps selectin auto eth0 because of the bug

Could you provide a link?

November 1st, 2008, 03:17 PM
yeah,this one did the job

i am also attaching a copy of my /etc/network/interfaces herewith,of course the settings need to be changed.replacing the /etc/network/interfaces with this file works.make sure that the IP address,netmask,gateway are those applicable to you,before replacing.

November 1st, 2008, 03:19 PM
sorry , forgot to attach the file.

November 1st, 2008, 03:21 PM
one needs to copy the contents off this file into /etc/network/interfaces,and modify the parameters.