On 07/19/2009 06:10 PM, Jay Daniels wrote:
> On Sun, 2009-07-19 at 20:52 -0400, Jay Daniels wrote:
>> On Sun, 2009-07-19 at 17:01 -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compaq_Presario
>> > Care to try again with some details?
>> SR1603wm i wonder what the wm stands for WindowsMachine:( or
>> Windows XP says Realtek 8139 network device. Ubuntu says 8139too module
Does this mean: 1) you are using the wired port, 2) that it works with
>> I do route and it shows default route same as my notebook except I'm
>> using wlan0 and wifi on notebook. Compac shows eth0
So post your ifconfig, resolv.conf, hosts, and all the usual suspects...
you know the drill.
>> I do ifconfig and it shows ip address and all the normal lo interface
>> and eth0
>> Pull up linksys and it shows ip address for computer, but the computer
>> can't ping, you can't ping computer etc.
Linksys what - there are many models of "Linksys"? Wireless, wired,
model, how configured, etc., etc.
>> /etc/resolv.conf shows everything on the working computer.
What does that mean - "shows everything on the working computer"?
>> At least that's what I get when I first boot up. After disconnect with
>> panel applet it never even shows connected again and there is no route
>> now, cannot reconnect. Did not even work when it showed connected...
>> This things not even 3 years old and hardly used. I guess they get
>> walmart to sell all their old outdated crap. Like karl said, they sold
>> out to HP - this one isn't listed anymore. Didn't come with XP restore
>> disk and it was xmas and nobody thought to make one.
>> hum, we have 2 of these boxes, I will try and recover drive in the other
>> one we robbed the memory out of. I was hoping I could get Ubuntu up on
>> it since no restore disk and I'm not buying any disk or running
>> unlicensed version. heck for the price of a licensed windows disk I
>> could buy them a netbook. I've blown so much money over the years
>> buying software, no more....
Spend $5-10 and buy another nic (even old used one should do):
[Realtek 8139 ethernet interface fails in Ubuntu (and several other
Linux distros) after changes made to interface by Windows Update]
On thing that I always have handy is a simple AirLink 101 USB nic adaptor:
Works on every Ubuntu linux machine that I've tried (Edgy thru Jaunty) &
requires no config... just plug it in and go. $25 on their website, but
I picked up mine at Frys for something like $5.
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