[xubuntu-users] networking lost on upgrade.

Gary Crosby grcrosby at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 21:26:26 UTC 2008

Vincent, thanks for the input. The Network Manager is showing on the
toolbar showing the overlapped monitors with a large red & white x in
the middle of it.Tried your suggestion but nothing going, still have
the same icons in the task bar. Clicking on the icon shows that the
wired link is greyed out & not available for editting. Going into the
system>network tools and checking eth0 reveals that it is not even

As for wicd I have never used it, but to install it now would require
downloading the tar files then a make and bake session. Which I am not
totally opposed to, but what happened inside Xubuntu that the
previously stable network connection should simply die off on the

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> Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2008 14:59:07 +0100
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> On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 10:44 AM, Gary Crosby <grcrosby at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I just upgraded one of the family desktops to 8.10 and after rebooting
>> I could not connect to the internet. Network options on the desktop
>> are not helping. I looked at changing the settings at
>> /etc/network/interfaces but it only made more problems. This is the
>> first problem I have had upgrading in three years of using ubuntu. Any
>> ideas. None of the GUI tools are making a difference nor are the cli
>> tools that I know. Any ideas would be appreciated.
>> gary
> I just upgraded as well. Networking did work as it used to for me, but I did
> notice that this wasn't using NetworkManager, the application that's
> *supposed* to handle it now. If I'm right, the NetworkManager icon (in the
> system tray, top right-hand corner by default) also doesn't appear for you,
> and if you run "killall nm-applet && nm-applet" to restart it you'll get
> some error message.
> After some Googling, I found that you can re-enable it by removing the
> previous configuration from /etc/network/interfaces. The following command
> will backup your current interfaces file to /etc/network/interfaces~ and
> create a new default configuration file with which NetworkManager will work:
> sudo cp /etc/network/interfaces /etc/network/interfaces~ && echo -e "auto
> lo\niface lo inet loopback" > /tmp/interfaces && sudo cp /tmp/interfaces
> /etc/network/interfaces
> (Note that this will erase existing /etc/network/interfaces~ files, so don't
> run it twice ;-)
> After you then restart, the NetworkManager should re-appear and you might be
> able to get it to work.
> It might also, of course, be that you're experiencing an entirely different
> problem. Some people have reported sucess using wicd in the past - have you
> tried that?
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> Vincent
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