[ubuntu] home networking blues

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http://ubuntuforums.org – It seems incredibly difficult to set up a simple home network on Ubuntu 10.04. I've set the IPs for both machines static on a desktop and a laptop, editing /etc/network/interfaces to: Code: auto lo iface to inet loopback auto eth0 iface eth0 inet static address  * for the desktop address  * for the laptop netmask network broadcast gateway and on the laptop Code: medea:~$ ifconfig eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr e8:11:32:15:7f:9f      &nbsp (Hardware)