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Old 02-14-2014, 05:11 PM   #1
knightlife
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Angry Ethernet connection not working after installing lubuntu 13.10 (Saucy Salamander)


Hi,

I installed Saucy Salamander on an old laptop and my ehternet will not connect. The laptop is a Compaq Presario with the following components
processor is a mobile AMD Athlon XP2500+
448M of RAM
ethernet controller is a National Semiconductor DP83815 (MacPhyter)

Running ifconfig results in
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:9d:83:6c:85
inet6 addr: fe80::20d:9dff:fe83:6c85/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:23 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:961 dropped:257 overruns:0 carrier:919
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:4750 (4.7 KB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

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:65536 Metric:1
RX packets:3568 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:3568 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:284832 (284.8 KB) TX bytes:284832 (284.8 KB)

Not sure why eth0 has a IP6 address, but not an IP4 address, which is what I think I need. From what I can tell, it appears that DHCP failed. Here is a snippet
from the syslog after installing
$ grep eth0 syslog
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) starting connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): device state change: disconnected -> prepare (reason 'none') [30 40 0]
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): device state change: prepare -> config (reason 'none') [40 50 0]
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) successful.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) started...
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): device state change: config -> ip-config (reason 'none') [50 70 0]
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning DHCPv4 transaction (timeout in 45 seconds)
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Beginning IP6 addrconf.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu avahi-daemon[1077]: Withdrawing address record for fe80::20d:9dff:fe83:6c85 on eth0.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu avahi-daemon[1077]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address fe80::20d:9dff:fe83:6c85.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu avahi-daemon[1077]: Interface eth0.IPv6 no longer relevant for mDNS.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 5 (IP Configure Start) complete.
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu dhclient: Listening on LPF/eth0/00:0d:9d:83:6c:85
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu dhclient: Sending on LPF/eth0/00:0d:9d:83:6c:85
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): DHCPv4 state changed nbi -> preinit
Feb 15 00:28:54 lubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3 (xid=0x770d302e)
Feb 15 00:28:55 lubuntu ntpd[2133]: Deleting interface #4 eth0, fe80::20d:9dff:fe83:6c85#123, interface stats: received=0, sent=0, dropped=0, active_time=47 secs
Feb 15 00:28:56 lubuntu avahi-daemon[1077]: Joining mDNS multicast group on interface eth0.IPv6 with address fe80::20d:9dff:fe83:6c85.
Feb 15 00:28:56 lubuntu avahi-daemon[1077]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv6 for mDNS.
Feb 15 00:28:56 lubuntu avahi-daemon[1077]: Registering new address record for fe80::20d:9dff:fe83:6c85 on eth0.*.
Feb 15 00:28:57 lubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 3 (xid=0x770d302e)
Feb 15 00:28:57 lubuntu ntpd[2133]: Listen normally on 5 eth0 fe80::20d:9dff:fe83:6c85 UDP 123
Feb 15 00:29:00 lubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 5 (xid=0x770d302e)
Feb 15 00:29:04 lubuntu kernel: [ 152.820050] eth0: Transmit timed out, status 0x000000, resetting...
Feb 15 00:29:04 lubuntu kernel: [ 152.820112] eth0: DSPCFG accepted after 0 usec.
Feb 15 00:29:05 lubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 8 (xid=0x770d302e)
Feb 15 00:29:13 lubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 17 (xid=0x770d302e)
Feb 15 00:29:14 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): IP6 addrconf timed out or failed.
Feb 15 00:29:14 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb 15 00:29:14 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb 15 00:29:14 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv6 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb 15 00:29:30 lubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7 (xid=0x770d302e)
Feb 15 00:29:37 lubuntu dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 12 (xid=0x770d302e)
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <warn> (eth0): DHCPv4 request timed out.

Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): canceled DHCP transaction, DHCP client pid 2720
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) scheduled...
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) started...
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): device state change: ip-config -> failed (reason 'ip-config-unavailable') [70 120 5]
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <warn> Activation (eth0) failed for connection 'Wired connection 1'
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 5 (IPv4 Configure Timeout) complete.
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): device state change: failed -> disconnected (reason 'none') [120 30 0]
Feb 15 00:29:39 lubuntu NetworkManager[1382]: <info> (eth0): deactivating device (reason 'none') [0]

Any ideas?

Last edited by knightlife; 02-14-2014 at 05:14 PM. Reason: bolded some text
 
Old 02-14-2014, 05:52 PM   #2
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Might help, might not

http://askubuntu.com/questions/30946...v6-permanently
 
Old 02-14-2014, 09:30 PM   #3
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rokytnji,

Tried disableing IPv6, but still cannot connect. Have you ever got a version of linux to work well on an older laptop? If so, what was it?

I even tried installing Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on this laptop. The installation failed with a broken pipe in some python code. The only OS I was able to sucessfully install & use is winXP. Might have to go back to that if nothing else works. Just wanted a system less prone to malware.

Anyway, thanx for taking the time to respond to my question.
 
Old 02-15-2014, 04:33 PM   #4
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try to setup the connection manualy...

you need the ip of your router
for now lets say it is: 192.168.1.1

then open a terminal and...

Quote:
sudo -i

ifconfig eth0 192.168.1.(2-254) netmask 255.255.255.0 up

route add default 192.168.1.1
echo "nameserver 192.168.1.1" > /etc/resolv.conf
if it still won´t work try to turn of your firewall and:
Quote:
iptables -F
If this does not work either please post the output of:
Quote:
route -n
iptables -L

Last edited by Bladerox; 02-15-2014 at 04:37 PM.
 
Old 02-16-2014, 04:12 PM   #5
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Quote:
Have you ever got a version of linux to work well on an older laptop?
Yep. Lot's of them.

Quote:
If so, what was it?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kCo...8DDQkBJ5YSfVrt

I run it on most anything from a Pentium 3 to dual core 64bit.
The video is pretty good also as well as all the other how to videos.
It's basically Debian and is lightening fast. Go for the full iso since you are new to this.

http://sourceforge.net/projects/anti...al/antiX-13.2/

i386 is what you want if your gear is old.
It'll fit on a standard cd if you burn it to cd. Be sure to md5sum check iso downloads before
burning a cd or making a bootable live usb with unetbootin.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A62DhIu2_wE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAqxPh_h9E4
 
  


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