Acer Desktop PC Model: AM1610 sis ethernet adapter webstar dpx 2000 series cable modem After setting up a dual boot system successfully, Vista connects to internet via ethernet, Ubuntu does not. sis ethernet driver is updated to latest version I can access the internet from Ubuntu however, after shutting down the pc, unplugging the power cord, removing the cmos battery and reinstalling. I reinsert the power cord and boot up as normal into Ubuntu, and have full access to internet. Simply removing/reinserting ethernet cord, removing/reinserting pc or cable modem power cord, or resetting cable modem, does not work. I am asking if there is a solution as to where I can log off Vista and restart pc into Ubuntu and have internet access automatically, bypassing all these steps I've explained? After perusing multiple forums where people have described similar if not same issues, I've yet to find a solution to this. I ran ipconfig in Vista and have the results. I ran ifconfig in Ubuntu 9.10 and have the results. As these results may contain information that can present a vulnerability regarding system/ip identification, I have omitted them here. If needed, I will respond via personal message with the contents. Thank you in advance for your continued contributions in aiding the computer world "handicapped".