Ubuntu – Ubuntu 18.04 missing wired connections in settings


I have installed 18.04 Ubuntu Server.
Then in terminal installed:

sudo apt-get install --no-install-recommends ubuntu-desktop

and when I now log into the desktop gui, my network shows as unmanaged at the top right, and in settings I do not get any wired settings options, why is this?
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I ran:

sudo lshw -c net

and had to take a picture of the results for the moment:
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Best Answer

  • I had this same issue which seems to be an Ubuntu NetworkManager bug. I was able to solve my problem by adding a missing config file and then restarting the NetworkManager as follows:

    sudo touch /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf
    sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager

    This thread lead me to this solution, which I am posting here in case it helps you. Credit to skizo for finding something that worked.