Thursday, May 28, 2009

Connecting to Wired Connection on Linux, Else to Wireless

This did not seem to work on my linux system. It would always first try to connect to wireless and when that failed, it would just sit there. I had to manual do ifdown and ifup on the wired interface. I asked about this question on the ubuntu mailing list, and they recommended wicd.

Wicd connects to a wired connection if there is any, else allows you to connect to a wireless. It works just fine, but does not connect to the wireless automatically (not sure though, probably only sometimes). But I what I needed works just fine with wicd and I am totally satisfied.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Upgrading to Jackalope

The new version 9.04 of Ubuntu is out. I followed to upgrade. Now this was some time back, and now I vaguely remember initially I had some sound problems. Other than that, it has been running just fine without any problems whatsoever.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Back to Wired Connection

I am on Intrepid Ibex. After a long time, I decided to use wired connection instead of wireless. But nothing would happen when I would connect the wire. I tried "sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart" but does not work. Finally I did "sudo ifup eth0" a couple of times. It is then that wired network started working.