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Jun 1st 2009, 02:25 PM
Just installed Kubuntu 9.04 Jauntu Jackalope as a dual-boot setup with Windows XP. Install went fine but I am unable to connect to the internet.
The Network manager tries to set an IP address [auto eth0] but after a while I get a message that it failed. Tried to do it manually by adding a Wired Connection to Network settings in System settings. I get a message [Connecting to New Wired Connection] and after that it just disconnects back again. I tried doing some other things but the Plasma dashboard crashes.
By using the ifconfig command in the terminal I see eth0 and lo but there are no addresses assigned. I am pretty much a n00b in Linux so it would helpful if you can post the solution easy to understand. I have a live CD of Ubuntu 9.04 as well so I tried connecting in the live session. It connected using Auto Eth0 the first time but the next time I just couldn't connect it. :|
FYI, the connection works correctly in Windows XP. Thanks.
Jun 1st 2009, 02:44 PM
Try this: http://kubuntuforums.net/forums/index.php?topic=3100052.0
Interesting that using the live CD worked once, but not the second time. Any other variations?
What sort of connection do you have? That is, how do you connect with Windows?
Another alternative is to install wicd - this is easier said that done without a working connection.
Jun 2nd 2009, 02:44 PM
Try my instructions here, Should work.
Jun 2nd 2009, 04:33 PM
Is it a dsl connection?
I remember when I had dsl, I had to use pppoeconf to establish my connection.
I think I had to reboot in order for it to connect.
Jun 3rd 2009, 03:58 AM
Detonate and kevinc.
Thanks for the suggestions folks but I already tried that out. I get "package network-manager-kde not found". :| I tried editing the file as you said, but It says I don't have access. I am using a DSL connection. When I connected through the live CD I just clicked on eth0 connection and then the DSL tab was available where I typed my username & password and it connected.
Right now the tab is greyed out [only the VPN tab is available].
The problem with installing anything is no working connection..
DTR: Thanks. I'll try it too. :)
Thanks for the help guys.
Jun 3rd 2009, 04:15 AM
Guys I managed to do it!! Removed the network manager [the second command which I had ignored worked!] and then did sudo pppoeconf and now the thing works! Thanks for the help guys.
Just a small query, should I get wubi now or just leave it as it is?
Jun 3rd 2009, 04:26 AM
Did not know you were working with a PPOE connection. My instructions don't cover that.
Jun 3rd 2009, 12:31 PM
Glad you got the connection working with pppoeconf.
I tried that many times with all possible options and it wouldn't work. When I replaced Network Manager with wicd and installed other ppp packages, then ran pppoeconf again, it worked, even better with wicd disabled.
What annoys me is that Ubuntu Jaunty works with Network Manager by only installing another ppp package which the first page on the help menu refers to. Sidux works out of the box from a 480 MB cd. Other distros too don't have the same problems, yet, despite the difficulty, Kubuntu is still my preferred and I'm have returned to using Kubuntu Jaunty (dual booting with Ubuntu Jaunty) until I can download Kubuntu Karmic Alpha and try that.
Jun 4th 2009, 05:00 AM
Thanks for the help guys. Managed to install firefox etc. from the command line. This stuff's easy once you figure it out. Hunting for a good program to scan / OCR. :D Thanks again folks! :)
Jun 4th 2009, 08:37 AM
A good program to scan is gscan2pdf - you can export to a number of formats.
OCR, if you are happy to do it over the net then a good option is here:
https://www.ocrterminal.com. I did a 40 page checklist (which was itself only a photocopy - neat!). Saved me hours.
If you want to do it from within your scanning application install tesseract. Generally considered to be the best OCR engine for Linux. I know that will operate with respectable results from within scan2pdf - not sure about some of the other scanning apps though
Jun 5th 2009, 04:48 AM
Thanks for the infor Liquidator! Will check em out! :)
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