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On 29/04/10 09:56, John Kinsella wrote:
> In desperation - after spending weeks on this - I remembered that a
> poster here a few years ago had made a disparaging comment about my
> Ethernet card, an Etherlink XLPCI 3C900 "combo" (Boomerang) card.
>> I found a spare generic 3C509 (I think) PCI card, powered down, swapped
> the card in, rebooted & everything Just Worked (TM) under both Ubuntu
> Jaunty & MS WinXP.
>> I should have tried this sooner but I had managed to get the old 3C900
> working under Ubuntu Hardy and earlier Ubuntu releases so it didn't
> occur to me that the card might be the problem.
Glad you got things working. Just a minor point - and more for
historical relevance for those searching this list in the distant future ;-)
If you bring your home directory with you between installs, you do not
have a clean install from the point of view of Network Manager. While
there is a daemon, most of the configuration of Network Manager runs in
user space, and as such requires configuration data in your home
directory. It's done that way for a number of reasons - but it's
important to remember that Network Manager CHANGES the assumption that
networking is a kernel task, configured as part of the OS.
As a simple demonstration, power up your laptop but do not log in. You
can verify that your laptop has not wirelessly connected yet. It will
only connect to your wireless network when you log in as a user! (These
are all default settings, of course and may be changed.)
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