Ubuntu – Ethernet device not managed

16.10ethernetnetwork-managernetworking

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:

[main]
plugins=ifupdown,keyfile,ofono
dns=dnsmasq

[ifupdown]
managed=true

Output of nmcli d:

DEVICE  TYPE      STATE      CONNECTION 
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