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Old 05-20-2009, 09:41 AM   #1
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i have to configure my dsl connection every time i boot to make it work.

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 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
Old 05-20-2009, 10:31 AM   #2
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is this a USB or ethernet connection?
any way , this is a guess but I have heard it has happened before so it may be that Vista puts the NIC to sleep in a power save mode before you reboot into Ubuntu?
You can check it out next time you have vista up and make sure the power save for the NIC is disabled.

As for wrong time, it may be set at the wrong region or time zone?
as for ubuntu 9.04, I am not so happy with it myself, I think it has some bugs still! I liked 8.04 much better.
Old 05-20-2009, 11:06 AM   #3
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Matey, what kind of bugs have you found? It seems pretty good for me. at least for what I use it.
Old 05-21-2009, 10:17 AM   #4
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got it fixed!! :)

thanks a lot guys. i got it fixed. found a solution in the ubuntu documentation(yeah ryt, i was dumb enough not to read that first! :P ). it started working fine once i edited the /etc/networks/interface file so that that 'pppoe maintained' lines are before 'auto dsl-provider'.

# added by pppoeconf
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet manual
pre-up /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up # line maintained by pppoeconf

auto dsl-provider
iface dsl-provider inet ppp
provider dsl-provider

ps: anyway matey, mine's an ehternet connection.


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