networking disabled on laptop running ubuntu 16.10

M. Fioretti mfioretti at
Thu Nov 10 18:10:30 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-10 18:59, compdoc wrote:
>> I spent more than a few hours in October exactly trying to update the
>> firmware from Windows
> You usually have the option to upgrade the bios by booting dos, or from
> within the bios itself, and occasionally from linux.

I know that in general one can do that (albeit I realize I don't 
how one would go to boot DOS on a relatively new laptop. Pointers? Thx).
In this case, however, I followed 100% the procedure by the 
because it seems the only one supported.

  Also, some laptops have a switch that allows you to actually turn off 
> wifi card to be safe when you're traveling.

sure, but why/how could that interfere with ethernet? If I could get 
that, then I could do a system update (not now, but in the weekend)
and then be in a much better position..

> Lastly, there's a file that is apparently not used anymore that might 
> be
> interfering. You can try backing up the file to your desktop, deleting 
> the
> original, and rebooting *IF* it contains a definition for your nics:
> /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules

there are no files at all in /etc/udev/rules.d/



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