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Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat Network problem II

After a precise investigation I found out that there was one more key component in my network trouble, what could affect many other Ubuntu users.
I already filed a bug report about it, you will find it here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/659460.
The developers are accepted it, subscribe if you are affected with this bug.
Read the following forums-post for more detailed information:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9961416.

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/.