[GRLUG] "network is unreachable"

Bob Kline bob.kline at gmail.com
Fri Feb 12 15:46:53 EST 2010

I'm running GNOME all right, but
don't find anything like "Notification
Area."  Anyplace else to look?

   -- Bob

On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:17 PM, <mikemol at gmail.com> wrote:

> If you're running GNOME, look in the Notification Area for an icon that
> looks like a couple cables connected to each other.  Right-click on it, and
> verify that "Enable Networking" is checked.
> If it is checked, click on "Edit Connections", and check the settings of
> your connections in there. Unfortunatly, I can't give you good defaults, as
> my box is set up in a rather peculiar fashion to handle routing between
> broadband, a wifi bridge, virtual machines and a VPN.
> On Wed, Feb 10, 2010 at 10:03 PM, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I somehow managed to hose the
>> Ethernet connect on a laptop running
>> Ubuntu 9.10.  The bottom line is that
>> when I try to ping an outside URL I get
>> "network is unreachable."  I've done
>> some searching on the Internet for
>> this, but so far nothing clicks.
>> Some relevant things:
>> *  ifconfig shows that eth0, lo, and wan0
>>    are gone, so I set them all to "up."
>> * /etc/resolv.conf looks OK.
>> * I can ping, but nothing outside.
>> * "/sbin/dhclient wlan0" was not running,
>>   so I started it.
>> *  I've done other A-B comparisons with
>>    a machine also running Ubuntu 9.10,
>>   and has a working eth0 port, but so far
>>   nothing has shown me the key thing
>>   that is missing.
>> One suggestion on the Internet was to
>> use dhcpcd, but I don't have it installed,
>> and can't do it now.  The machine does
>> not have a CDROM unit, and of course I
>> don't have Internet access.....
>> Does this much suggest anything to try
>> to anyone?  I've power cycled, but some
>> software might be missing, and when
>> I come back up I have to run ifconfig again
>> to set things up.
>>    -- Bob
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