[Freedombox-discuss] unable to find IP for freedombox

pascal heynmoeller at gmx.net
Thu May 3 19:18:51 BST 2018

You can try nmtui on the commandline for network configuration.
Changing plinth port doesnt make sense because the apache is running on the default ports 80 and 443
Cheers Pascal

Am May 3, 2018 5:46:26 PM UTC schrieb hjenkins <hjenkins at uvic.ca>:
>I'm having trouble configuring due to networking problems. Could anyone
>I've installed Freedombox without X11 or a Desktop environment, on a
>network without DHCP, behind a firewall with heavy restrictions on its
>ports. The network also has a server already. I'm interested in trying
>new system, but I'd like to test and configure it offline.
>During and after the Debian install, the new box's network connection
>worked, but then I installed Freedombox and removed the network config
>from /etc/network/interfaces as per the instructions at
>(I had no problems with the policykit-1 bug and did not do the
>for it; booting is fine)
>Now I can't find an IP address for the Freedombox. It does not respond
>the IP I gave it during the Debian install (although it's still in
>/etc/hosts). There is no ifconfig; "ip addr show" gets me only the IP
>localhost. Since there is no X11, and no command-line browser (like
>I can't access Plinth on localhost from the freedombox. I can't access
>from anything else as I can't address it, and I couldn't find it with
>from another computer on the network.
>Since there is no network connection, I can't readily install anything
>additional on the freedombox.
>When I try to start plinth manually at the command line, it fails and
>complains about the port 8000 on localhost not being free. It seems
>figuring out or changing what ports it needs is problematic:
>In /etc/plinth/plinth.config, it says:
>host =
>port = 8000
>I changed "8000" to "80" and typed "plinth" into the command line
>No effect; it says 80 isn't free either. Its own port 80.
>I'm thinking I may have done something obvious and stupid. I'd be
>for any advice, or references to such (I've read what's in the online
>Freedombox manual).
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