Recently I set up my PC with Xubuntu 16.04.2 and so far I am more than happy with it, except for one thing.
That is the networking. Sometimes (not always for some reason) the system boots and the network interface shows as
UP but it doesn't work. I configured it with DHCP during installation and
ifconfig just pretends there is no network cable plugged in, even though I never removed it.
Now I have two ways of solving this, when it happens. Either I go to the back of my computer and re-plug the cable or I go to the system tray and dis- and enable the networking. I think I also tried
sudo service networking restart once, which I think also worked.
My setup is a Gigabyte GA-Z97X-UD3H motherboard which has a Intel I217-V ethernet controller on-board, according to
Does someone who what's wrong? I found this topic on the forum here where someone had a similar problem, but his solution didn't work for me yet. I tried it and at first it seemed to work, but this morning it stopped working again.
For completeness here is my current version of the two files that are mentioned in that post. I left them the way they were created from the installation but changed the things mentioned in the forum post.
$ cat /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
iface lo inet loopback
iface eno1 inet dhcp
Any help is highly appreciated! Thanks!