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Old 04-01-2009, 05:59 AM   #1
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The Interface Does Not Exist


eth0
When I try to configure it to allow access to my Windows network, the "Wired Connections" in Network Settings look like Modem pictures, and I can't update the "picture", even though the settings can be updated. So I try Network Tools, and BOTH devices give me the dreaded "The Interface Does Not Exist".

I am a real Ubuntu newbie, although comfortable with computers overall... I would appreciate for your help.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 06:26 AM   #2
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/sbin/ifconfig command will show you the interfaces that exist.
 
Old 04-01-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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/sbin/ifconfig command will show you the interfaces that exist.
It shows me this

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0c:29:75:c5:b1
inet addr:192.168.179.128 Bcast:192.168.179.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::20c:29ff:fe75:c5b1/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:56 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:52 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:8595 (8.3 KB) TX bytes:7609 (7.4 KB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0x2024

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:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:964 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:964 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:48200 (47.0 KB) TX bytes:48200 (47.0 KB)
 
Old 04-01-2009, 08:14 AM   #4
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Your ifconfig from above shows that your ethernet address is up and pulling a valid IP address.
You should be able to
Code:
 $ ping 192.168.179.128
to verify that the interface is working.
then
Code:
$ route
or
$ ip route
should show the ip address of the default gateway and you could ping that address to verify connectivity to the network.

What are the names of the Interfaces that are showing as "non-existant"?
 
Old 04-02-2009, 03:43 AM   #5
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Thanks so much John. I had installed Ubuntu on vmware . What I did was to remove the ethernet adapter and installed a new ethernet adapter and I selected Bridge type adapter from VMware. Then I was able to ping.
The second problem then I faced was that I was not able to update ubuntu ,the mistake was that I did not configure network proxy. Now everythingh is working fine.
 
Old 04-02-2009, 01:24 PM   #6
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Thats great! Glad you got it working!
 
  


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