Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Network problem

Yesterday I successfully updated my Ubuntu 10.04 installation to 10.10, however today after booting I’ve got no network connection, and in the Network-Manager the Enable Networking was grayed out.
I’ve read lot of forum posts about this problem but in many cases right-click, check Enabled Networking solved the whole mystery.
If you have more serious problem, and those simple configurations doesn’t help, take a look to the file:

/usr/share/polkit-1/actions/org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.policy

.
Changing the line:

<allow_inactive>no</allow_inactive>
to

<allow_inactive>yes</allow_inactive>

inside the following entries:

<action id="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-network">

and

<action id="org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.enable-disable-wifi">

solved my problem.
Sure if you are not using wifi connection the last step is unnecessary.
Hope this help.

EDIT: there is another post related to this bug, what’s actually solved my problem. Read more about it here: https://mydailyhash.wordpress.com/2010/10/12/ubuntu-10-10-maverick-meerkat-network-problem-ii/.

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11 thoughts on “Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Network problem

  1. barakatax

    Good Day,

    I do have the same problem on HP mini 210 with Broadcom 4312 chipset. After upgrading to 10.10 my wifi does not work anymore.

    I did your above suggestion but no luck.

    The wifi indicator turn on when in boot process, but when login session, it goes off.

    From terminal, I type :
    cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state

    and the result:

    [main]
    NetworkingEnabled=true
    WirelessEnabled=false
    WWANEnabled=false

    edit it and make it true, but after reboot, it becomes false again.

    If I type rfkill unblock wifi, it brings both bluetooth and wifi up. but when I press the wifi button, all gone and can not up anymore.

    I am looking on goole to solve this problem. But still no luck.

    Please advice. thank you.

    Regards,
    barakatax

    Reply
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  3. GD

    I have a problem with my wireless configuration
    when i put the mouse he said networking disabled
    How can i enable it ?
    i have a ubuntu 10.10
    HP dv6-2155
    Thanks

    Reply
    1. akoskm Post author

      Check your drivers first. You should either turn on the device manually, or enable it from the context menu by right clicking om the network manager icon and selecting enable wireless.

      Reply

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