No Wired Internet Connection in 8.10

Bug #319553 reported by Conrad Theart on 2009-01-21
This bug report is a duplicate of:  Bug #274069: error send_packet:message too long. Edit Remove
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network-manager (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

I have a Dell Latitude D630 laptop running Ubuntu 8.10. When I was running 8.04 I had no problem connecting to the internet via my work's ADSL line. I just plugged it in and that was it. My laptop has a internal 3G card and since 8.10 it is a dream to connect via 3G, but not with ADSL. When I plug it in the network manager starts doing it's thing, and then says it is connected to "auto eth0" but I can not ping the router, Google, or anything. I've tried to get help in forums and in #ubuntu, but couldn't get it sorted out. I've also filled a bug report before, but I might have not done it properly. It also seems like I'm not the only one having this problem.

If you need any information or reports, please ask. I would really like this being sorted out as it has been going on since installing Ibex at the end of October 2008.

My interfaces file:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Here are some outputs that I hope will help:

root@CrownAmbassador-Laptop:~# lsmod
Module Size Used by
tg3 129924 0
ipv6 263972 10
af_packet 25728 4
i915 38144 2
drm 86056 3 i915
binfmt_misc 16904 1
sco 18308 2
rfcomm 44432 2
bridge 56980 0
stp 10628 1 bridge
bnep 20480 2
l2cap 30464 16 rfcomm,bnep
vboxnetflt 93832 0
vboxdrv 120360 1 vboxnetflt
ppdev 15620 0
acpi_cpufreq 15500 1
cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
cpufreq_stats 13188 0
freq_table 12672 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
pci_slot 12552 0
sbs 19464 0
sbshc 13440 1 sbs
container 11520 0
iptable_filter 10752 0
ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
sbp2 29324 0
parport_pc 39204 0
lp 17156 0
parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
joydev 18368 0
pcmcia 43052 0
snd_hda_intel 381488 3
dcdbas 15008 0
snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 83204 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
psmouse 45200 0
snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
serio_raw 13444 0
arc4 9984 2
evdev 17696 15
pcspkr 10624 0
ecb 10880 2
crypto_blkcipher 25476 1 ecb
snd_seq_oss 38528 0
btusb 19736 3
option 23428 0
iwl3945 98804 0
usbserial 39528 1 option
rfkill 17176 2 iwl3945
bluetooth 61924 11 sco,rfcomm,bnep,l2cap,btusb
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
mac80211 216820 1 iwl3945
led_class 12164 1 iwl3945
snd_seq 57776 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
yenta_socket 31756 1
cfg80211 32392 2 iwl3945,mac80211
rsrc_nonstatic 19072 1 yenta_socket
snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
pcmcia_core 43412 3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
video 25104 0
output 11008 1 video
snd 63268 15 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
intel_agp 33724 1
wmi 14504 0
button 14224 0
battery 18436 0
soundcore 15328 1 snd
ac 12292 0
iTCO_wdt 18596 0
iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
shpchp 37908 0
pci_hotplug 35236 1 shpchp
agpgart 42184 3 drm,intel_agp
ext3 133384 1
jbd 55444 1 ext3
mbcache 16004 1 ext3
usbhid 35840 0
hid 50560 1 usbhid
sd_mod 42264 3
crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
sr_mod 22212 0
cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
sg 39732 0
pata_acpi 12160 0
ata_piix 24580 2
ata_generic 12932 0
libata 177312 3 pata_acpi,ata_piix,ata_generic
scsi_mod 155212 5 sbp2,sd_mod,sr_mod,sg,libata
ohci1394 37936 0
ieee1394 96324 2 sbp2,ohci1394
libphy 27392 1 tg3
ehci_hcd 43276 0
uhci_hcd 30736 0
usbcore 148848 7 btusb,option,usbserial,usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
dock 16656 1 libata
thermal 23708 0
processor 42156 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
fan 12548 0
fbcon 47648 0
tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
font 16512 1 fbcon
bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
fuse 60828 3

root@CrownAmbassador-Laptop:~# dmesg | tail
[ 195.289192] tg3 0000:09:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 195.289224] tg3 0000:09:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 195.311703] eth0: Tigon3 [partno(BCM95755m) rev a002 PHY(5755)] (PCI Express) 10/100/1000Base-T Ethernet 00:1c:23:18:d4:0d
[ 195.311722] eth0: RXcsums[1] LinkChgREG[0] MIirq[0] ASF[0] WireSpeed[1] TSOcap[1]
[ 195.311729] eth0: dma_rwctrl[76180000] dma_mask[64-bit]
[ 199.430497] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 211.339296] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 212.937589] tg3: eth0: Link is up at 100 Mbps, full duplex.
[ 212.937602] tg3: eth0: Flow control is on for TX and on for RX.
[ 212.938060] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready

root@CrownAmbassador-Laptop:~# rmmod tg3
root@CrownAmbassador-Laptop:~# modprobe tg3
root@CrownAmbassador-Laptop:~# ifconfig eth0 down
root@CrownAmbassador-Laptop:~# ifconfig eth0 10.0.0.8 up
root@CrownAmbassador-Laptop:~# ifconfig eth0
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1c:23:18:d4:0d
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:64 Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

description: updated
Andres Mujica (andres.mujica) wrote :

Thanks for the input provided, please check this bug from debian

http://groups.google.com/group/linux.debian.bugs.dist/browse_thread/thread/d3264d8910ce742e?pli=1

and try the workaround in there:

configure
 eth0 via /etc/network/interfaces and set

[ifupdown]
managed=true

thanks

Changed in network-manager:
status: New → Incomplete

That thread make me really appreciate proper forums! Everything is so messed up there, or is it just me?

I don't have a eth0 in my interfaces file. I tried to check the manages=false to true in /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf and add "auto eth0; iface eth0 inet loopback to my interfaces file, but nothing.

Am I missing something?

Just want to make sure this is still seen and not resolved. Thanks.

Brian Murray (brian-murray) wrote :

Your interfaces file should have:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet

There should not be the word loopback there. In the event you are still having problems with this please add the full contents of the /etc/network/interfaces file as an attachment. Thanks in advance!

Hi Brian,

I did what you said both with and without the first 2 lines in my interfaces file and also with and without changing managed=false to true in my nm-system-settings.conf file, but still nothing. When my interfaces is like it is now (file attached) and managed set to false it says device is unmanaged when I click on my network app.

Any info for me? I don't quite understand why this is marked as incomplete?

nhasian (nhasian) wrote :

please post the output of:

lshw -C network

Hi guys. What was the workaround you told me to do at the channel that solved my problem? I want to help someone else to do this.

Thanks.

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