[ubuntu-uk] Hooking up a machine running Ubuntu to a Mark 1 BTHomeHub

Nick Vallianos nick at vallianos.org
Thu Feb 19 12:16:17 GMT 2009


It seems like your network card is not recognised. Perhaps it is
disabled in the bios? Sometimes it conflicts with the "Wake up on lan"
setting from the bios.

Try this command: dmesg | grep eth0
Here's my output, for comparison:

[    3.848018] eth0: RealTek RTL8139 at 0xc800, 00:1e:8b:6c:21:b4, IRQ
16
[    3.848021] eth0:  Identified 8139 chip type 'RTL-8100B/8139D'
[  150.869724] eth0: link down
[  394.114597] ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready

So my card is a realtek and it has an IRQ 16, which is the bios address.
The lan interface is usually eth0, but you can try eth1 or eth2, just in
case.
It says link down, but that's normal because I'm on wireless.
I find it hard to believe your network card isn't supported, since you
seem to have gotten your laptop from a linux-aware vendor.

Here's my ifconfig output, for comparison.
$sudo ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:8b:6c:21:b4  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  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)
          Interrupt:16 Base address:0xc800 

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:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:104 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:8048 (8.0 KB)  TX bytes:8048 (8.0 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:24:f4:9c:32:bc  
          inet addr:192.168.1.2  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::216:44ff:fe7d:52ad/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3288 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2728 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:3377217 (3.3 MB)  TX bytes:540083 (540.0 KB)

wmaster0  Link encap:UNSPEC  HWaddr
00-16-44-7D-52-AD-32-61-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00  
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  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)





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