One follow-up question comment on this:

So I modified the /etc/network/interfaces and I still have trouble with the Ethernet coming up reliably. Am I alone in this?  It will come up after a reboot if I manually brought it up before the reboot, but not after power has been removed and reinserted.

To remedy the problem I had to put in a script that runs late at start up that executes /etc/init.d/networking restart


On Sun, Jan 30, 2011 at 7:46 PM, David George <> wrote:
If you aren't using NetworkManager, the proper way to automatically startup ethernet is to modify /etc/network/interfaces.

For DHCP it would look something like:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

Or you can set a static IP with something like:

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static

On 1/30/2011 10:51 AM, William Pretty Security Inc wrote:

I have a Tobi board and a Gumstix overo Earth connected to my in-house LAN.

There is internet access via the LAN. When the Overo boots, it finds the LAD adapter

and reports “smc911x-0”. However it does not appear to run any sort of winsock type application

or attempt to log on to my LAN (The LAN is TCP-IP with a DHCP server running).


Is there somewhere on the WiKi where it tells you how to connect to a LAN / Internet ??


Thanks …




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