I have installed Ubuntu Server on an old desktop, and I'm new to this. I had set it up and was trying to connect through Putty but that was not working. When I tried
ifconfig there was no eth0 IP address, and logging onto the router showed the only device connected by ethernet is the printer. However, the ethernet cable is plugged into the server and is showing the green light by it.
I tried opening
/etc/networking/interfaces but this shows the following:
# The loopback network interface
iface lo inet loopback
I tried adding 'auto eth0' after this and saving but made no difference, and have tried
sudo ifconfig eth0 up which didn't do anything either.
sudo lshw -C network says that the network is DISABLED.
Any ideas to help get this up and running?
lspci -knn | grep Eth -A3 results in the following:
02:05.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8110SC/8169SC Gigabit Ethernet [10ec:8167] (rev 10)
Subsytem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd GA-MA69G-S3H Motherboard [1458:e000]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169