View Full Version : [ubuntu] Multiple NICs on ubuntu 8.10

November 17th, 2008, 03:35 PM
Hi all,

I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on a PC having 4 NICs. The integrated one is working OK but when I connect the UTP to the rest (which are all PCI) there is no activity as if they were disabled or not working. I confirmed that they all work as before it had XP installed and I could work with all.

How can I get the rest of the NICs to work? is there a way how I can enable them?


November 18th, 2008, 03:00 AM
Start with ifconfig -a to see if they got addresses. If not, you can check /etc/network/interfaces to see how they're set up. I suspect you'll need to set static addresses, which (unless an update has fixed it) is a problem with Network Manager. A potential workaround is here (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=974382).