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

M. Fioretti mfioretti at
Sat Nov 12 17:41:04 UTC 2016

On 2016-11-12 17:42, Liam Proven wrote:

> I offered 2 suggestions previously, which AFAICS you have ignored or
> dismissed. I stand by them.

you suggested to upgrade the firmware or use an USB network adapter.
I did NOT ignore nor "dismiss" those suggestions. I have explained why 
they are
NOT feasible in my own situation. More exactly, I have explained in
these messages:


a) I spent many hours in October just trying to update the firmware.
  without success

c) VERY slow connectivity in the past days would have made (still does)
    downloading many MBs of updates undoable

b) in the installed Ubuntu, not the live one of course, even USB is
broken, so I couldn't use a an USB network adapter anyway

Anyway, I could manage to have the same distro live, on a USB stick,
and as you can read in my other reply that software does find and
uses the ethernet card without problems, so (even if the constraints
above still hold) we DO know now for sure that the problem is only in 
Ubuntu software installed in the laptop drive, don't we?

If that's the case, I'd rather rescue the distro already on the hard 
since I spent a couple weeks customizing it after install, than
re-install from the USB stick, and suggestions are still very welcome.



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