SORRY! It's 16.04, not 16.10: networking disabled on laptop running ubuntu 16.10
mfioretti at nexaima.net
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...
- 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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