LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2009, 10:48 AM   #1
achu_ncl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Smile The Wired Network option is not enabled


Hello,

I am using the latest version of Ubuntu . When I select the network manager applet to connect my laptop to wired internet connection, I can't select the Wired Network option as it is disabled(I don't know why).
Would anyone be able to help me in telling how to activate the wired internet connection option on ubuntu?

Thank you very much for your time and help.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 10:50 AM   #2
SkinnerC
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: New England, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Slackware 12.2
Posts: 138
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 20
With the network manager open, click on the unlock button.

Enter your password and this will unlock the options.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 11:49 AM   #3
ajlewis2
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 217

Rep: Reputation: 46
What network card/chip? If you don't know, you can find it by running this command in a terminal:

lspci

It could be that the driver is not loaded. First we need to know what the card is and then find out what driver it needs. Then you can check to see if it is loaded.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 02:44 PM   #4
achu_ncl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Arrow

Quote:
Originally Posted by SkinnerC View Post
With the network manager open, click on the unlock button.

Enter your password and this will unlock the options.
Hi,

Thanks for suggestion but I couldn't find the unlock option in network manager. Can I have some more specific direction to achieve that thing.
Thanks again
 
Old 01-29-2009, 02:46 PM   #5
achu_ncl
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2009
Posts: 4

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thumbs up

Quote:
Originally Posted by ajlewis2 View Post
What network card/chip? If you don't know, you can find it by running this command in a terminal:

lspci

It could be that the driver is not loaded. First we need to know what the card is and then find out what driver it needs. Then you can check to see if it is loaded.

Thank you,
When I type lspci, lot of cards(like USB installer, Ethernet....) etc are displayed. I am new to Linux, could you please tell me which one to look for?
I appreciate your help
 
Old 01-29-2009, 03:52 PM   #6
ajlewis2
Member
 
Registered: Nov 2003
Distribution: Ubuntu
Posts: 217

Rep: Reputation: 46
Quote:
Originally Posted by achu_ncl View Post
Thank you,
When I type lspci, lot of cards(like USB installer, Ethernet....) etc are displayed. I am new to Linux, could you please tell me which one to look for?
I appreciate your help
Ethernet is what is used for a Wired Network.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 03:58 PM   #7
farslayer
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Oct 2005
Location: Willoughby, Ohio
Distribution: linuxdebian
Posts: 7,232
Blog Entries: 5

Rep: Reputation: 190Reputation: 190
if you have manually edited /etc/network/interfaces and made changes to your wired interface (such as assigning a static IP address), network-manager will just ignore the interface and not have any control over it. Network-Manager basically just greys out all the options for that interface so you can't view or change any settings for it.
 
Old 01-29-2009, 07:18 PM   #8
SkinnerC
Member
 
Registered: Dec 2007
Location: New England, USA
Distribution: Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, Slackware 12.2
Posts: 138
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by achu_ncl View Post
Thanks for suggestion but I couldn't find the unlock option in network manager. Can I have some more specific direction to achieve that thing.
Thanks again

click on system>administration>network
The box that open up will have the unlock option on the bottom.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bridging a wired network to a (managed by network manager) wireless one jemenake Linux - Wireless Networking 2 09-09-2008 09:18 PM
Network Manager issue : Does not distinguish between wired and wireless network rohanak Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 09-04-2008 04:49 PM
IPCop - 1 network cannot surf internet unless proxy is enabled, other network can Micro420 Linux - Networking 0 08-25-2007 10:47 PM
ipw2200: option LED=1 enabled by default Debian_Poland Linux - Hardware 0 01-25-2006 06:52 PM
X cannot start if GLX option is enabled in XFree86-4 TroelsSmit Linux - Newbie 5 10-05-2004 01:35 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:40 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration