Networking disabled

Bill beau at
Wed Oct 20 15:47:38 UTC 2010

  Try this in a terminal

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

On 10/19/2010 12:54 PM, Maxime Alarie wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-users-bounces at
> [mailto:ubuntu-users-bounces at] On Behalf Of afip
> Sent: 19 October 2010 10:29
> To: ubuntu-users at
> Subject: Networking disabled
> Hi all,
> I'm new to GNU/linux and my box at work has Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 LTS with
> Gnome desktop. Everything was working just fine up to yesterday, when I
> had
> to lend my pc to a co-worker (with an unprivileged user ofcourse), and
> when
> I showed up this morning I noticed the pc hadn't been shutdown properly
> (it
> was still on, but locked-up), so I had to do a hard reset.
> Then, when the gui came up I noticed there was not network connection
> (only
> the Local Loopback interface was up). NetworkManager at the top panel
> says
> that networking is disabled (I'm writing this mail from a win pc,
> unfortunately!).
> What do I need to do to re-enable networking? What other information do
> I
> need to post here? I don't know where to start from. Any help would be
> greatly appreciated. TIA,
> PS: I have no internet access since I'm behind a proxy at work, so I
> only
> have intranet access, hence I couldn't do any googling.
> --
> afip
> Fire up a terminal, and go: sudo ifup eth0

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