I've been trying to set up a static IP address on my new Ubuntu build (12.04.3 LTS).
I changed the following lines in my
/etc/network/interfaces file from:
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX gateway XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX netmask XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX
where the X's are my assigned static IP address, gateway, and netmask. This works fine, and I'm able to connect to the internet. HOWEVER, when I restart, the purple screen comes up for a second, disappears, and then a black screen with flashing white underscore comes up. To resolve this, I've had to modify the GRUB bootloader settings to
nomodeset when restarting so that I can get to the desktop.
If it helps, I'm booting off a solid-state drive.
Does anyone know how I can set up a static IP address without compromising my computer's boot-up sequence, or even better, does anyone know why this is occuring?
Please let me know if I can provide any additional information! I'm relatively new to all this and help is greatly appreciated :)