SORRY! It's 16.04, not 16.10: networking disabled on laptop running ubuntu 16.10

M. Fioretti mfioretti at
Thu Nov 10 18:29:46 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-10 19:08, Colin Law wrote:

> That confuses me slightly. You say you are using Ubuntu 16.10, which
> was only released a few weeks ago, and you have not used the laptop
> for a few weeks.

SORRY! Really! My typing mistake!!!

This is the very same laptop on which I installed 16.04 LTS, not 16.10
at the end of June, thanks to your help:

Everything went fine until October, when I had the problems I am 
here, on which I could not work at all until today

Again, I'm sorry to have confused you all more than it was necessary...

> To check you could try booting off an Ubuntu live DVD or USB stick to
> see if they then work.

good point. I had not thought of that. As soon as I can I will try it
too, but of course other ideas are welcome, to learn more if nothing

> What do you see in the dropdown when you click the Network Manager
> icon in the top panel? Check that Enable Networking and Enable Wife
> are both ticked.

the dropdown menu has, from top to bottom:

- no network devices available GREYED OUT
- VPN Connections -> Configure VPN...
                      Disconnect VPN
- Enable Networking is ticked
- Connection Information GREYED OUT
- Edit Connections...

when clicking on Edit COnnections it only lists the wifi networks I used 
from July to September

Adding there an ethernet connection with device eth0, just to see what 
happens, has no effect
even after reboot


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