Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disabled"

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Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disabled"

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:39 pm

So, today I had this random annoying problem when I was browsing the web with Firefox. One minute the internet was fine, the next minute the internet was gone and on top of that the network-manager applet stopped working (even when I restarted the computer, it persisted). The nm-applet was greyed out and it said "Networking disabled". If anyone ever has this problem, I hope this solution will find you well. I looked all over Ubuntu forums (many people had the same problem as me), but the forum's answers didn't work for me.

Thank yous go to Praveen, the dude came up with it: http://www.geekyard.com/os/linux-os/fix ... ntu-10-04/

So basically, you open up the terminal and type in these commands
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service network-manager stop
rm /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
service network-manager start

The problem was fixed immediately for my case, but you may need to restart the computer.
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Re: [SOLVED]Network Manager gone missing!("Networking disabl

Postby xenopeek on Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:50 pm

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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby Terminal(ly)-Ill on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:01 am

I'm still very new but maybe try this:

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=42&t=92488

edit: whoops, wrong thread, sorry for the bump, was meant for another thread. :mrgreen:
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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby rdonnelly on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:09 am

I just RMB networking on the panel near the clock, untick enable, then retick enable and it restarts.
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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:14 am

rdonnelly wrote:I just RMB networking on the panel near the clock, untick enable, then retick enable and it restarts.

That was the first thing I tried. How can I do that if networking is disabled? So...no... :roll:
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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby kallli on Tue Feb 21, 2012 1:47 am

So, I'm having the same problem with my wireless internet connection. I pasted the code into the terminal, restarted the computer, and nothing changed. Any suggestions?
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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:31 am

Ok, first become admin:
terminal> su
enter password
NOW, type in those commands again and see if it works
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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby kallli on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:15 am

it didn't work - i'm just realizing that the original post may be for a wired network? I'm having trouble with my wireless network - would the code be something completely different?
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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Tue Feb 21, 2012 11:54 am

No, that happened on my lappy on my wi-fi. I don't know about wired problem. I dunno, sorry :|
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Re: Howto restart network-manager to solve "Networking disab

Postby valimazarescu on Fri Jun 06, 2014 9:10 am

For me it worked smoothly. All you have to do is to run the commands as root (use sudo in front of every one of the 3 command lines)
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