Can't Navigate My LAN Or Ping

Leonard Chatagnier lenc5570 at
Wed Dec 10 22:57:38 UTC 2008

--- On Wed, 12/10/08, Nils Kassube <kassube at> wrote:

> From: Nils Kassube <kassube at>
> Subject: Re: Can't Navigate My LAN Or Ping
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Date: Wednesday, December 10, 2008, 1:24 AM
> Leonard Chatagnier wrote:
> > --- On Tue, 12/9/08, Nils Kassube
> <kassube at> wrote:
> > > If you do a fresh install, please try NM and DHCP
> first
> > > before you go back
> > > to a static setup and tell us if / what problems
> arise. I
> > > would really
> > > like to know if there is and advantage for you
> with a
> > > static setup.
> >
> > I can do that.  I would like to know a way to check if
> > there is an advantage to static IPs other than just
> > sense of speed.  Certainls DHCP is easier.  
> Only if it doesn't work with NM and DHCP it would be an
> advantage to use a 
> static setup, IMHO. Static is more complicated and more
> error prone. But 
> I don't think you can notice any speed difference.
I just got through with a fresh install of Hardy on the old PIII machine and it didn't
go good.  The disk verified and had previously had md5sum check ok.  the install stopped at 90% on selecting software and installing and after a day had to reboot with that magic button.  Tried rescue mode and discovered no menu.lst or grub and no home part(my fault there) so continued on in rescue mode and repartitioned and got to 97% before it stalled for awhile but finished.
I'm in DHCP but network-manager didn't install and I'm not upgraded yet.  As soon as everything is up-to-date and I have installed what I want I'll take a closer look as I'll stay on dhcp for now.  I haven't seen any change in speed as firefox is such a cpu hog but at least with hardy and firefox3 typing seem normal and hasn't bogged down yet. I need a good program to test the HDD.  Does Ubuntu have one in the repos?  I'll search apt to see if I find anything.  Later.
Leonard Chatagnier
lenc5570 at

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