Part 2 of: networking disabled on laptop running ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Peter Silva peter at bsqt.homeip.net
Sat Nov 12 17:34:01 UTC 2016


OK, so try googling as described in previous reply, my #1 suspicion is
nvidia card, not networking.


On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 12:16 PM, M. Fioretti <mfioretti at nexaima.net> wrote:
> Short version: the SAME distro running from the USB stick CAN, indeed use
> the Ethernet
>
> Long version, answering Peter first:
>>
>> All I see is you 'try ubuntu' and it hangs after 30 minutes
>> do you mean:
>>   -- nothing happenned for 30 minutes and then you gave up looking at
>> purple screen?
>
>
> yes, this. In case it matters, (compare this with what I write below)
> this is what happened when I just let the live distro boot
> normally, it presented me with the two big buttons "try ubuntu"
> and "install ubuntu, and I chose the first.
>
> Now answering to Colin:
>
> First, I rebooted hit the ESC key, and chose the "Check disc for defects"
> option.
> It reported NO defects.
> Next, I selected the "Try Ubuntu without installing" option, and
> this time it both loaded and went online without problems. I have right
> now the home page of an Italian newspaper, updated 4 minutes ago,
> filling the laptop monitor. So now the issue is if/how it is possible
> to bring the Ubuntu on the hard disk to the same state (networking-wise)
> as the one on the live CD, which is the solution I'd prefer,
> or if it makes more sense to just reinstall from the CD.
>
> Thanks,
> Marco
>
> On 2016-11-12 17:22, Colin Law wrote:
>>
>> On 12 November 2016 at 15:57, M. Fioretti <mfioretti at nexaima.net>
>> wrote:
>>
>>> Greetings, again.
>>>
>>> as you know, I have this HP Pavilion G6 laptop running Ubuntu
>>> 16.04 LTS x86_64 and Windows 8 in which, all of a sudden,
>>> both wired and wireless connectivity stopped working, but only
>>> in Ubuntu, not in Windows. Details in my original thread:
>>>
>>>
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2016-November/288238.html
>>>
>>> [1]
>>>
>>>
>>> this afternoon I finally managed to re-download the same Ubuntu
>>> version that is installed there, load it on an USB drive, and booth
>>> from it.
>>>
>>> When the initial screen appeared (the one with the two buttons,
>>> "try Ubuntu" and "Install ubuntu"), it DID also show in the upper
>>> right corner a message saying "you are now connected via eth0"
>>> or something similar.
>>>
>>> So I clicked on "try ubuntu", to verify that I could actually
>>> use ethernet from the live image... and it's now about 30
>>> minutes that the laptop is frozen. Just the background image,
>>> nothing else.
>>>
>>> I am now going to power it down and retry, maybe in rescue mode,
>>> and will report here later. In the meantime, and taking the above
>>> as confirmation that it still is possible to use at least ethernet
>>> from Ubuntu on that hardware, I'm thinking to try one of those
>>> ways:
>>
>>
>> Reboot from the stick again, immediately it boots you should see a
>> screen with an icon representing a keyboard and a little man at the
>> bottom of the screen. Hit any key and it will give you some options.
>> Select the option to check the files on the stick. That will confirm
>> that the image is good.
>>
>>> 1) manually download packages to the drive, then boot normally and
>>> install them? But which packages?
>>>
>>> 2) copying some networking configuration files from the live
>>> image to the hard drive, in the corresponding folders, then
>>> reboot normally and see what happens. But even here, which
>>> files?
>>>
>>> your suggestions remain very welcome, of course.
>>
>>
>> You have absolutely no hope of success with either of those options I
>> am afraid
>>
>> Colin
>>
>>
>>
>> Links:
>> ------
>> [1]
>> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-users/2016-November/288238.html
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