From googling (and duckduckgo-ing) earlier posts it seems Ubuntu on the Beagleboard requires the internet connection to go through a usb-to-ethernet dongle, and that the inbuilt ethernet port does not work.
I got my xM last week. Internet connection is available when using the supplied Angstrom OS, but not with Ubuntu 10.04.1 minimal downloaded from:
Has anyone got the ethernet port to work with Ubuntu? Is there a driver / kernel module available from somewhere?
Am I better off trying one of the 10.10 versions? The prebuilt image 10.10 has so far hung on boot (I still need to hack around not having an lcd screen) so I have not been able to check internet connectivity with it yet.