unfortunately yes, i'm suredrgeoff wrote:Apologies if this sounds patronising, but are you sure the plug on the ethernet cable is fully pushed into the RPi's socket?
exactly. after flashing the "mini OS" with the raspBMC windows tool, booting gave me this error bofore or shortly after the beginning of the OS download:drgeoff wrote:My reading of the symptoms suggests some intermittency. After the first networking failure the OP re-installed Raspbmc, apparently using the method of only flashing a 'mini OS' which then downloads the full Raspbmc from a server on the internet. That seemed to succeed (with some difficulty?) but after rebooting to use the 'full OS' the network didn't work.
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[ 44.865966] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1 [ 45.740222] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link down [ 47.350346] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1 [ 48.168857] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link down [ 49.778982] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link up, 100Mbps, full-duplex, lpa 0xC5E1 [ 50.605487] smsc95xx 1-1.1:1.0: eth0: link down
Unfortunately for you I didn't say, of even imply that. What I said was that if none of the LED's would light up the ethernet functionality of your PI would definitely be broken! Which in itself would be strange because most of the time when that is the case the USB connectivity also doesn't work.cancrena wrote: @mahjongg: all the leds turn on, on the PI, you say the chances of PI hardware being faulty are very low? this is a BIG relief! thank you!
Have you got a wireless adaptor? If so, you could use that instead.cancrena wrote:hello pi community, i have big problems with ethernet. I've read a lot of other posts but none was really helpful.
first time i installed raspbian everything was going perfectly. later that day, i decided to do a mediacenter with it, just waiting for when i could have more time to do stuff with the pi. so i flashed raspbmc and everything went well. i installed transmission, and configured samba. was doing most of the things through ssh. after watching a movie, i noticed neither ssh nor transmission web interface were working, so i rebooted the pi and BOOM. no networking.
reflashing raspbmc, just to find out that it took an insane amount of time for the raspberry to be able to connect for the image download (and several reboots). but after the install, no network communications.
so i tried to reflash raspbian, hoping everything would be fixed since it was working well and it has more support.
tried then archlinux, a couple of raspbian releases (custom/optimized), raspbian again, but no network at all.
nothing has changed by my side. same ethernet cable, same power supply, same router, same everything.
i'm fearing something hardware-side has broken. is there a way to establish it?
For the benefit of M_P and anyone else coming upon this later, the RPi's ethernet port is autosensing. A straight or crossed ethernet cable will work regardless of the other computer's capability in that respect.M_P wrote:If you have another computer kicking around with a known good NIC, you can try setting a static on it and on the RPi and connect them directly via a crossover (or regular Ethernet cable if your computer does auto-MDIX).