Re: Networking probs after system restore [SOLVED-ish]
On Monday 11 September 2006 16:00, email@example.com wrote:
> Hi list,
> I just duplicated my system onto a Thinkpad T40 like this:
[Snip long install story...]
> But now the installation is complete, there is a complex bundle of
> - with NetworkManager:
> - Wired ethernet is claimed to be connected, sometimes reporting
> a 169.* ip address, in which case pinging the router fails, or a 192.*
> address, in which case the router can be pinged; in both cases I cannot
> connect to the internet, even using numerical addresses. NetworkManager
> "NetworkManager: <information> DHCP returned name servers but system
> has disabled dynamic modification!"
> -Wireless connection using wpa_supplicant fails, with this output:
[Snip long debug output...]
> - If I re-establish my interfaces file and use ifupdown:
> - Wired ethernet with DHCP fails with:
> "DHCPDISCOVER on ethernet to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 4
> send_packet: Message too long";
> or with a static setup, it doesn't enable browsing.
> - Wireless works, but not with wpa_supplicant. Uses DHCP and the
> airo module.
> AFAIKT (which is not very) this means that there are at least two problems:
> DHCP has stopped working for the ethernet interface - presumably because
> of some installed program - and wpa_supplicant is not working for the
> wireless interface.
One problem was a partly-installed dnsutils package: apt claimed it was at
the latest version and offered to upgrade it simultaneously! This took care
of the DHCP issue I was having; I will start another, more concise thread on
the wireless card thingy.