Ubuntu – Ethernet device not managed


I am using Ubuntu 16.10 and recently I have not been able to connect to internet using Ethernet. The network manager shows device not managed.
The WiFi network is working fine.

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I've tried the solution from this questionn Ubuntu 16.04 Ethernet issues
with no use.

My /etc/network/interfaces file:

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

My /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf file:



Output of nmcli d:

wlp2s0  wifi      connected  eduroam    
enp8s0  ethernet  unmanaged  --         
lo      loopback  unmanaged  --   

Best Answer

The following bug in Ubuntu 16.10 might be related: network-manager does not manage ethernet and bluetooth interfaces when Ubuntu 16.10 is installed using chroot/netboot method

First try running the following command:

sudo nmcli dev set enp8s0 managed yes

If you get the error message:

Error: Device 'enp8s0' not found.

Try running the command below:

ip link show

and look for a device name similar to enp8s0 and substitute it in the original command.

If the that didn't solve the problem, try running the following (backup orig file, and create 0 bytes file instead)

sudo mv /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf  /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf_orig
sudo touch /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf  

@datka reported a different location for The file 10-globally-managed-devices.conf so the commands should be:

sudo mv /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf  /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf_orig
sudo touch /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf

The reboot, or restart the Network Manager service:

sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

or the old way:

sudo service network-manager restart
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