Monday, August 31, 2009

Fixing Wired Network (eth0) Ethernet

While using Debian based systems(like Ubuntu), I often found that network manager just got into the way whenever I wanted to fix an internet connection. So, first thing to do is to kill the associated processes (kill -9) after you find the process ID by using ps. Or you can totally get rid of these packages (usually network-manager, network-manager-gnome in GNOME or knetworkmanager in KDE).

Then, edit /etc/network/interfaces file.

$ sudo vi /etc/network/interface

auto eth0

iface eth0 inet dhcp

again assuming that we want to have a DHCP based connection.

Then restart the network connection by issuing the following command:

$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

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