Let me start with the statement, that this problem started months ago. I was never able to figure out a solution to it, so I gave up and reinstalled on a different hard drive. That hard drive has proven to be a bad hard drive, so i am back to square one, and trying to figure out this problem. LOL
Ok, I have spend hours searching for an answer. Tried many different things. Nothing offered so far, has worked. So I am just going to describe what is happening, and hope there is a ready solution offered.
If I just turn the computer on, and let it boot up normally... (letting grub choose the default)
It gets to a certain point then gives the message: "Waiting for network configuration" Or something similar. I don't remember the exact words.
That takes a little over a minute.
Then if gives the message: "Waiting up to an additional 60 seconds for network configuration".
That message appears and takes at least 5 minutes. (So much for "up to 60 seconds". LOL)
At the end of that 5 minutes it says it is going to resume booting without network configuration.
Once started, there is NO internet.
ifconfig shows only loopback info.
nm-applet gets rejected.
service dbus restart gets rejected.
Etc. Nothing works to get network manager up and running. There is no way to connect. Naturally "apt-get" commands are worthless. Etc.
If I boot differently...
If I choose to make it boot in recovery mode in bootgrub...
Then I choose the option, "Enable Networking"... Let it go through it's thing.
Then choose to resume normal boot...
It still gives the same messages about networking. Still takes just as long to finish booting up. Etc.
But when it finally starts up... I can get online. That is how I am online right now.
Now can someone explain to me what is actually happening here, and how to fix it?
Obviously my computer is capable of getting online. But just as obviously, something is happening during the bootup process that is making it impossible to get online. And impossible to even start any services that have to do with network management.
Thank you in advance.