Originally Posted by Squibbs
Sorry to have been so long - have been away. Tried 'ifconfig' amd was then baffled because I could not find out how to copy the terminal text to file so I could include it here. Tried Ctrl C & Ctrl V into Libre Office but no joy. Have got to look further to find out how to do this.
I assume you are using a GUI terminal emulator like 'terminal' or 'konsole' (not switching to tty2 by ALT+CTRL+F2). You may copy text either by just highlighting it and then pasting it with the middle button of the mouse into the text field of your choice in this case a text editor. This works across all applications, also for entry fields on a website when registering for something for example (even pasting a command found on the internet into the terminal!). Or you can right-click the selected text and paste it with another right-click into the editor. Perhabs you might want to use a "pure" text editor for capturing terminal output like 'Gedit' (on GNOME/UNITY) or 'Kate' (KDE). Thus you will not have any formatting issues, as these editors do not do formatting like Libre Office.
In case this does not work, you can get around it doing the following:
Type the command and redirect the output to a text file with '>': (# inserted here to indicate you need to be ROOT to execute this command or else type '/sbin/ifconfig')
# ifconfig > ifconfig-output.txt
This will create a text-file ifconfig-output.txt in the directory you are currently in (when typing the command), else type the absolute path to the file like: /DIR1/DIR2/name_of_the_output_file. You can then open the file by a text editor. The ending is actually not necessary, but it helps remembering what kind the file actually is, when you hit upon it year later or so and can't recall.
To view this file in the terminal use:
This will only display the contents of the file, no editing possible.
When I log into Linux I immediately get a message flashing 'BTHub3-ZX6T connnection established' - then immediately it flashes again 'BTHUb3-ZX6T Disconnected you are now off line' and it continues to do this every three seconds. I have to reboot into Windows to access the forum and internet.
This looks like a problem with your computer, i.e. Ubuntu
Please tell us whether you have an IP address when you are disconnected, if not type
to see if you get one upon request. This does not resolve the problem itself but helps solving the issue.
I assume, when being disconnected, all your applications accessing the internet are offline?
Please post the contens of your network-interfaces file:
There is your configuration of your network interfaces, wired (eth0) and wireless (wlan0) and loopback (lo).
I hope we are getting closer to the origin of your network problems.