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

William M. Dobbs w.dobbs1 at
Sat Nov 12 18:18:00 UTC 2016

Eth* naming convention is deprecated

Also it seems that hardware on your computer is damaged. Reasons could be
anything for the issue you are experiencing. Could even be a Windows cause.

Backup, re-install. If you are experiencing the same outcome, you know
something happened to your laptop.

On Saturday, November 12, 2016, M. Fioretti <mfioretti at> wrote:

> 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.
> Liam,
> 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:
> that:
> 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 the
> 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 drive,
> since I spent a couple weeks customizing it after install, than
> re-install from the USB stick, and suggestions are still very welcome.
> Thanks,
> Marco
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