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Angry 9.04 - Can't get ethernet to work - 05-18-2009, 04:57 AM

Seems similar to this problem: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/330355

I'm running kernel 2.6.28.11, though, so you'd think this would not be the issue. For giggles, I did everything I have found related to that problem, and none of it has made a lick of difference because wired network still shows "disconnected"

I have typed "sudo ifconfig eth0 up" so many times at this point that I'm about to start yelling it as I throw the laptop out the window.

Someone please save my Mini from a long fall from the balcony.
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Default 05-18-2009, 03:24 PM

*sigh*

After all that frustration, it turns out that the Mini 9 apparently just doesn't like the Ethernet cable I was trying to use. The same ethernet cable that works just fine in my D830.... go figure.
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Default 05-19-2009, 10:21 PM

Might it have been a crossover cable?
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Default 05-19-2009, 11:38 PM

If it were a crossover cable, it wouldn't work with my other laptop.
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