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  1. #1
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    Angry No wired connection after recent update

    Hey everyone,

    I was using my machine on Monday, Nov 12, 2012 and everything was working fine. I had some pending updates I had been putting off for a few days so I went ahead and ran them then shut down the machine. I just turned it on today and the nm-applet says I have no internet connection on the wired connection. I restarted a few times, no dice. Killed the nm-applet and restarted it, no dice. I went to look at the update history for anything involving "network" and the only thing at all recently was one for "libqt4-network" that was pushed out on Nov 9th. I rebooted the machine into my windows partition and the network works fine. I have another machine using the same version of Ubuntu which had updates around the same time, rebooted and no problems at all.
    I had seen some people say it might be related to a network update, some say it might be a kernel update that removed necessary drivers, etc. Has anyone else had this issue or know what might be going on or what I can do? Does anyone have an idea of what I can do to diagnose/fix this?

    My stats:

    Ubuntu: 12.04LTS

    Network card: NVidia nForce 10/100/1000Mbps (according to Windows device manager)

    Any help you can give is greatly appreciated!

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    Re: No wired connection after recent update

    I think the driver for your ethernet card is the wonderfully named forcedeth. When you boot and the ethernet isn't working, please run:
    Code:
    sudo modprobe forcedeth
    Does your ethernet spring to life? If so, let's instruct the system to load it on boot:
    Code:
    sudo su
    echo forcedeth >> /etc/modules
    exit
    If not, let's dig deeper:
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    dmesg | grep forcedeth
    Thanks.
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: No wired connection after recent update

    Hey! Thanks for the reply... I had rebooted, shut off, etc numerous times this morning to no avail and ended up using my windows partition today for work. I rebooted this afternoon into Ubuntu and logged in and... presto, network working just fine. *sigh*
    If it happens again, I'll try your solution and see if that works... for now though, it's working again.

    Thanks again for your support!

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