I’m a proud new owner of a BBB and still in the Newbie category when it comes to terminal commands. I’ve been able to successfully boot my BBB using Angstrom, I’ve even been able to connect to the internet (at first) using an Ethernet cable. I have not been able to get the wifi to work - I have the recommended Edimax wifi dongle (and know it works), but “opkg update” is not successful. I tried switching to Ubuntu instead (which I am more familiar and which I know how to connect to the internet…at least with the desktop version). But, sudo apt-get update doesn’t work, so I can’t install ubuntu-desktop either
That’s not the reason for this particular post though.
About the third time I tried using the Ethernet, the connection kept connecting and unconnecting. That’s when I noticed that the green and yellow network lights were not staying lit. Now, I cannot get them to light at all. So, before I can address the problem with updating, I need a network connection.
Could there be something wrong with my board? Or, have I possibly messed up a setting that “turned off” the Ethernet connector?
I would appreciate some troubleshooting advice…currently, I have Ubuntu flashed to the on board memory. If it helps, I’ll switch back to Angstrom.
Thanks in advance for your assistance,