Problems with ethernet card

John G. Heim jheim at
Tue Nov 11 21:06:33 UTC 2008

Eth0 doesn't have an IP address. You might be able to fix this via dhclient.

# dhclient eth0

If that works, then something got messed up in the config file. See 
/etc/network/interfaces. There should be a line in it like this:

iface eth0 inet dhcp

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Christian" <christian08 at>
To: <blinux-list at>
Sent: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 1:13 PM
Subject: Problems with ethernet card

> Hi all,
> I recently upgraded to Ubuntu Intrepid form hardy using apt-get 
> dist-upgrade.
> I replaced everything that had to do with hardy to intrepid in 
> /etc/apt/sources.list.
> The upgrade seems to have been working fine, but my integrated ethernet 
> card doesn't seem to work.
> I know that there was a problem with the integrated Intel ethernet cards 
> but that should have been resolved with the final version.
> Here is the output of ifconfig:
> eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1b:fc:20:ff:6d
>          RX packets:5 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:1
>          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
>          RX bytes:1390 (1.3 KB)  TX bytes:1814 (1.8 KB)
> lo        Link encap:Local Loopback
>          inet addr:  Mask:
>          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
>          RX packets:342 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
>          TX packets:342 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
>          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
>          RX bytes:23144 (23.1 KB)  TX bytes:23144 (23.1 KB)
> I have no CDs or DVDs at the moment so i can try the live CD and see if i 
> get the same problem there.
> Any thoughts?
> Many thanks,
> Christian
> _______________________________________________
> Blinux-list mailing list
> Blinux-list at

More information about the Blinux-list mailing list