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izar21093
November 23rd, 2008, 08:01 PM
Ubuntu 8.04. Yesterday all was well with regard to e-mail, internet and administrator privileges.
Today, I can get and send e-mail but can not connect to the internet wired or wireless.
Error message: SIOCGIFFLAGSerror:no such device.
PCMCIA cards are not recognized, USB devices are not found.
Second message:You are not allowed access to the System Configuration.

I am locked out. Is there a fix for these issues?

Bill G

jimmy the saint
November 23rd, 2008, 08:45 PM
How do you sendand receive email with no internet connection?

diablo75
November 23rd, 2008, 08:53 PM
You might check this thread out for your wireless network issues, though it is based upon an older version of Ubuntu so might not work for you.

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=11891

rhcm123
November 23rd, 2008, 09:10 PM
Ubuntu 8.04. Yesterday all was well with regard to e-mail, internet and administrator privileges.
Today, I can get and send e-mail but can not connect to the internet wired or wireless.
Error message: SIOCGIFFLAGSerror:no such device.
PCMCIA cards are not recognized, USB devices are not found.
Second message:You are not allowed access to the System Configuration.

I am locked out. Is there a fix for these issues?

Bill G

try the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking force-reload
if that works, then it's a priviliges problem. if not, then it's a configuration problem

izar21093
November 23rd, 2008, 09:29 PM
How do you sendand receive email with no internet connection?

I do not know. I have sent and received e-mail both wireless and wired with Evolution but can not log on to Firefox and the wireless adapter lights show no connection.

izar21093
November 23rd, 2008, 09:31 PM
try the following command:

sudo /etc/init.d/networking force-reload
if that works, then it's a priviliges problem. if not, then it's a configuration problem

Where and how do I try thr sudo line? I;m new to Ubuntu.

jimmy the saint
November 23rd, 2008, 09:37 PM
Ignore the connection light as many drivers do not interact well with the machines leds... I have a thinkpad and for two years it does soemthing new with each version of Ububtu. If you can send and recieve email, you are connected. It sounds like maybe a firefox issue. try this:

open a terminal appications>accessories>Terminal and type in

ping www.google.com
and see what it says. Just close the terminal after a few responses. lets us know what it says

Oh yeah, are you using a proxy by chance?

izar21093
November 25th, 2008, 04:31 AM
Not using a proxy.

bg


Ignore the connection light as many drivers do not interact well with the machines leds... I have a thinkpad and for two years it does soemthing new with each version of Ububtu. If you can send and recieve email, you are connected. It sounds like maybe a firefox issue. try this:

open a terminal appications>accessories>Terminal and type in

ping www.google.com
and see what it says. Just close the terminal after a few responses. lets us know what it says

Oh yeah, are you using a proxy by chance?

CandyKiller
November 25th, 2008, 06:17 AM
Bill G


This is totally off topic but could this be...Bill Gates? o.0!