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#1 2021-10-28 18:20:11

Mike-thinky
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Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

It is an install onto a Thinkpad W520 with Beowolf installed, it was working just fine, only a little bit of tearing on the screensaver. I installed some extra packages available. I was wanting to add emacs, but it came up with errors on that. I then noticed that Chimaera was available, and followed the instructions to upgrade, it seemed to go ok. Also dupeguru seemed not to be available, missing that capability.

Now cannot connect to either ethernet or wireless!
I also noticed a lot of repeated errors in   /var/log/syslog   of the form:
brltty[xxx]: unable to connect to polkit: g-io-error-quark (yyy) Error initialising authority: Could not connect: No such file or directory (1)

It has negotiated an ipv6 only address! it seems to be the only ipv6 on my hub, not sure if that is expected?

I am at a loss of where to look for the root cause of this. the thinkpad has an msata disk for booting, and an ssd for home, and another ssd for more storage, mounted in fstab as /data
df -h shows all mounts are present

How do I display the uuid's of the disks? currently using another laptop to troubleshoot the thinkpad, as it has no networking available.

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#2 2021-10-28 18:48:54

rolfie
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

Mike-thinky wrote:

How do I display the uuid's of the disks?

# blkid

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#3 2021-10-28 19:52:10

Mike-thinky
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

bash: blkid: command not found

So that does not give me the uuid's

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#4 2021-10-28 20:30:07

NicePics13
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

Mike-thinky wrote:

bash: blkid: command not found

$ /sbin/blkid

or do it as root

Last edited by NicePics13 (2021-10-28 20:53:58)

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#5 2021-10-28 21:20:27

Mike-thinky
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

ahh, adding /sbin/blkid now works,

so sudo blkid gives command not found,
but sudo /sbin/blkid works!

but those are all accounted for in fstab and appear in df -h, so what is the brltty error telling me is wrong?

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#6 2021-10-29 02:43:46

GlennW
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

Brail reading is installed with "accessibility" for blind and deaf users, if you don't need it uninstall it to reduce errors in the logs.

 brltty = Access software for a blind person using a braille display 

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#7 2021-10-29 09:30:52

Mike-thinky
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

Thanks, I will remove that, but still need to find what has broken! I was using it successfully for several weeks, but now no networking, so have to copy off error messages by hand, as simpler that copying to usb etc.

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#8 2021-10-29 16:08:14

chris2be8
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

Try assigning it an IPv4 address manually to get ethernet working. Eg ifconfig eth0 addr 192.168.1.64/24 as root. Replace eth0 with whatever the link is called. And use an address nothing else you have is using.

That would only be a temporary fix, but would enable you to download fixes onto it.

Or post output from /sbin/ifconfig here to give us a bit more to go by.

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#9 2021-10-29 19:52:06

rolfie
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

Mike-thinky wrote:

ahh, adding /sbin/blkid now works,

so sudo blkid gives command not found,
but sudo /sbin/blkid works!

Explanation: please read the Chimaera release notes https://files.devuan.org/devuan_chimaer … _notes.txt, especially the section about su (not a Devuan specific problem).

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#10 2021-11-01 11:09:52

Mike-thinky
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Re: Devuan was working ok, but now no internet

Ahh, I missed that bit about needing the full path.

I still need to work towards what actually broke. I will restart it and look at the logs again, now that brltty is removed.

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