I have a dual boot of ubuntu 9.04 alongside vista. When i boot into ubuntu, open up a terminal and try to connect to the internet with "pon dsl-provider", i get the error "unable to send packet:network is down ; unable to receive packet:network is down". If i configure it again using "pppoeconf", it starts working fine. Every time i boot, i get the same problem and i have to configure my dsl connection using pppoeconf.....im new linux and have no idea what the problem is. thanks in advance.
not sure if this has any connection with the above problem, but i have to set my system clock too every time i boot into ubuntu, though the clock runs fine in windows.
thanks again for anyone who helps solve this problem