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    Is there a way of recovering deleted programs without connecting to the internet or using a live CD.

    I foolishly deleted the Network Manager and now I canít access the internet at tall. I donít have a CD drive to use a live CD to reinstall it.

    Is there a way of downloading the Network Manager in a form of a .exe file or something in Windows, save it to USB memory and reinstall it in Ubuntu?
    Last edited by Earl-Grey; November 8th, 2009 at 03:39 PM.

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by Earl-Grey View Post
    Is there a way of recovering deleted programs without connecting to the internet or using a live CD.

    I foolishly deleted the Network Manager and now I canít access the internet at tall. I donít have a CD drive to use a live CD to reinstall it.

    Is there a way of downloading the Network Manager in a form of a .exe file or something in Windows, save it to USB memory and reinstall it in Ubuntu?
    from the prompt:

    Code:
    cd /var/cache/apt/archives
    sudo dpkg -i network-manager-gnome*

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by iponeverything View Post
    from the prompt:

    Code:
    cd /var/cache/apt/archives
    sudo dpkg -i network-manager-gnome*

    I can't believe that it is as simple as that. I will give it a go now, thank you.

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    I tried the code but no luck

    Code:
    dpkg: error processing network-manager-gnome* (--install):
    
     cannot access archive: No such file or directory
    
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    
     network-manager-gnome*
    I found this link http://ns2.canonical.com/karmic/i386...nager/download which has the Network Manager, and hopefully can get it to work.

    Couldn't get it to work, as far as I know you can't get it to work by just downloading it, it has to be done through Ubuntu.

    There are quite a lot of versions of the Network Manager and I might be downloading the wrong one, so I am going to try all of them.

    network-manager (0.8~a~git.20091013t193206.679d548-0ubuntu1)network management framework daemonnetwork-manager-dev (0.8~a~git.20091013t193206.679d548-0ubuntu1)network management framework (development files)network-manager-gnome (0.8~a~git.20091014t134532.4033e62-0ubuntu1)network management framework (GNOME frontend)network-manager-openconnect (0.8~a~git.20090828t161429.dfe1b50-0ubuntu2) [universe]network management framework (Openconnect plugin)network-manager-openvpn (0.8~a~git.20091008t123607.7c184a9-0ubuntu1) [universe]network management framework (OpenVPN plugin)network-manager-pptp (0.8~a~git.20091013t190309.0c39c37-0ubuntu1) [universe]network management framework (PPTP plugin)network-manager-strongswan (1.1.1-2ubuntu1) [universe]network management framework (strongSwan plugin)network-manager-vpnc (0.8~a~git.20091008t124012.f5b95a2-0ubuntu1) [universe]network management framework (VPNC plugin)
    Last edited by Earl-Grey; November 9th, 2009 at 09:59 AM.

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    I got it to work by downloading the network-manager-gnome file, saving it to my USB drive in Windows and then running the file in Ubuntu. Thank you to everybody who tried to help me

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    This was a brutal, brutal error to fix. On my wife's former-Vista-now-Ubuntu-Karmic laptop, I wanted to assign a fixed IP address for her wireless, but this doesn't work in NetworkManager without hacking the config files.

    I read that this does work in wicd, so I installed that. What I didn't know is that installing wicd uninstalls network-manager. wicd didn't work for me, so I uninstalled it.

    Now I had no network!! No wicd and no network-manager!!! Trying to reinstall via Synaptic Manager using the live CD didn't work either. What now!?!?

    Luckily I had another PC with internet access, found this thread and was able to download network-manager and network-manager-gnome and reload from removable storage.

    Here are more specific links in case anyone else needs to recover from this.

    http://ns2.canonical.com/karmic/i386...nager/download

    http://ns2.canonical.com/karmic/i386...gnome/download

    I know I blew this up myself, but I was surprised how difficult the recovery was of so critical an item. At least I am working again.

    Jim
    Last edited by jdholman; January 23rd, 2010 at 05:03 PM.

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    wrote in the wrong thread -_-' sorry!
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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    many thanks for that jdholman, you saved my skin!

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    JUst wanted to say thanks for your hard work on this. It helped me fix my problem after trying Wicd.

    I also had errors when I tried the first fix.
    Code:
    cd /var/cache/apt/archives
    sudo dpkg -i network-manager-gnome*
    I had to use the links provided by jdholman.
    Just remember to install the packages in order.
    1. network manager 2. Network manager gnome.

    Interestingly enough. Before I reinstalled the packages, Network Manager was still listed in my StartUp Preferences. The command line was set to "nm-applet --disable". I was foolish enough to think that changing disable to enable would fix it.
    Now I have to get back to fixing my intranet issue.

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    Re: Reinstalling network manager

    A huge thanks from me as well , Jim. Your on my chrissy list to receive lotsa beer .

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