How to set up networking on an uncooperative CLI
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So, if you have something like a ThinkPad X380 Yoga (or like, any of the newer, thiner ThinkPads) that has something like a proprietary Ethernet port or no network port at all then here's how you set up networking and get your hardware pinging the internet on a bare Ubuntu (or not) install.
First, you need to add the device to
Add the device to your `interfaces` file which might look something like this:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system # and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5). source /etc/network/interfaces.d/* # The loopback network interface auto lo iface lo inet loopback
You will need to find the device name using
and then add the device to this like this:
iface <DEVICE NAME> inet dhcp
Then, you will need to hit it with an
ifdown <DEVICE NAME>
and then an
ifup <DEVICE NAME>
and then, assuming the divine forces will actually allow it, you should be able to network!