[mythtv-users] Where did my network go?

Nick Rout nick.rout at gmail.com
Sun Dec 6 22:49:04 UTC 2009

On Mon, Dec 7, 2009 at 11:19 AM, Harry Devine <lifter89 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Harry Devine wrote:
>> I'm running Mythbuntu 9.10 x86_64.  I just put some updates on via Update
>> Manager this morning, and now when the box comes up, I keep getting "Cannot
>> connect to database" errors.  After looking around, it appears like my
>> network card is only configured for IPv6.  The IPv4 info that used to be
>> there is totally gone.  How do I go about getting it back?
>> When I try to look into the Network settings, the menu option for it under
>> Applications->System isn't there.  Also, the network icon that is usually
>> displayed on the upper right corner near the clock isn't there.  Its as if
>> the OS has no support for IPv4 any longer.
>> Any ideas?
>> Harry
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> OK, I got it working, but I'm not sure how or why it got broken.  I noticed
> that the /etc/network/interfaces file contained the following:
> auto lo
> iface lo inet loopback
> Nothing concerning my eth0 interface, so I added the following, restarted
> the network, and all is well:
> auto eth0
> iface eth0 inet static
>       address 192.168.xxx.xxx
>       network 192.168.xxx.xxx
>       netmask
>       broadcast 192.168.xxx.xxx
>       gateway 192.168.xxx.xxx
> Oddly enough, since I've done this, I've noticed that menu response and
> Mythweb response is MUCH improved.  Before this, moving from 1 screen to
> another in the frontend would take 15-20 seconds, and in Mythweb, moving
> from 1 page to another would be 10-15 seconds.  Even hovering over a show
> title to get the description would take 15 seconds or so.
> I'll keep an eye on it, but I thought this info might prove helpful for
> someone else.

mythbuntu's network manager _should_ automatically configure your
eth0, assuming it can find a dhcp server on the lan. However I prefer
t set it up as you have, then the network comes up as early as

Can't think why it would affect a response time though.

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