sudo ifconfig -a
sudo dhclient eth0
T J Tulley wrote:Hopefully before a further reply, I can add a bit more info.
Daryna still refuses to connect - as I reported originally, A rotating icon sits in the system tray, and mouseover that shows a message: "Requesting a network address from the wired network".
R-click on this produces a small menu - including Properties and About.
"Properties" gives a table headed Active Connection Information
Interface Wired Ethernet ( eth0)
Speed 100 Mb/s
IP Address, Broadcast Address, Subnet Mask, Default Router, Primary DNS, Secondary DNS - all tabulated showing 0.0.0.0 for each one, then Hardware Address 00:40:E4:84:42:CE
"About" says: nm-applet 0.65
Notification area applet for managing network devices
After a bit of fiddling the Celena installation is back to normal.
The re-installation astonished me by retaining my Thunderbird profile and mailboxes - I expected to have to restore them from a backup.
My urgent need is for advice about restoring internet functionality to Daryna - for which I shall be most grateful.
I fear I may have to re-install. One possibility would be a second installation of Daryna in new partitions - I have plenty of room on that 500 GB disk, though it's getting further from the edge (noting Fred's recent advice in the Newbies forum). This will be a temporary stage - ultimately I am looking forward to using Elyssa, hopefully for a long time.
I'm still hoping for advice about Thunderbird (another topic, in Software & Applications forum, posted April 30 - no replies yet.
T J Tulley wrote:Thanks Mike: I did as you advised -here is the record of the terminal (copied & pasted into Gedit, then saved into my data store for access from Celena!):
From Daryna terminal, 3/5/08; 11:49
theo@TJT5Daryna:~$ sudo ifconfig -a
sudo: must be setuid root
theo@TJT5Daryna:~$ cd /
theo@TJT5Daryna:/$ sudo ifconfig -a
sudo: must be setuid root
theo@TJT5Daryna:/$ dhclient eth0
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.5
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/sw/dhcp/
Can't create /var/run/dhclient.pid: Permission denied
drop_privileges: could not set group id: Operation not permitted
As you see, the first command was rejected - that has happened recently with sudo commands in Daryna; if I enter setuid it responds saying setuid isn't installed, and tells me to use apt-get et c. -
Now I see that I failed to enter sudo with the second command. Hope the above is some use - now I'm in a bit of a rush; I think I shall do an additional installation of Daryna - boot always hangs, goes into a text screen saying correct filesystem manually - all rather deep water for me! I have to type [Ctl]+[D] to continue boot.
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