Entropy offered to remove libnl-1.1 now no network! [Solved]

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Entropy offered to remove libnl-1.1 now no network! [Solved]

Post by cmost » Sat Nov 05, 2011 18:15

I'm using Sabayon KDE 7, fully up-to-date. I was doing my usual weekly updates yesterday (equo update && equo upgrade) when Entropy helpfully informed me of an unneeded package libnl-1.1-r2 and offered to remove it. Stupidly I agreed and two packages were ultimately removed; as the text scrolled by, I only noticed it had something to do with networking. When I rebooted the computer I find that I now have no detected network devices. Moreover, network manager reports no network interfaces. Now what can I do? I'm typing this on my work computer! I cannot access the Internet at all so I cannot easily re-install libnl-1.1-r2 using the package manager. I'm really hoping someone can enlighten me as to how I can fix this. Any ideas? Thank you!
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Re: Entropy offered to remove libnl-1.1-r2, now no network!

Post by raman » Sat Nov 05, 2011 20:22

Try:

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#dhcpcd
It's working?

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Re: Entropy offered to remove libnl-1.1-r2, now no network!

Post by cmost » Sun Nov 06, 2011 15:42

Thanks for the response. I managed to get a network connection by issuing this command:

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sudo /etc/init.d/net.eth2 restart
This unfortunately doesn't stick upon a reboot and I have to re-issue the command.

Meanwhile, NetworkManager seems to be completely borked. It displays a red warning icon and gives the following error message in its tool tip:

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No Network Interfaces
I'm not sure how this happened. What I'd like to do is either fix NetworkManager, or remove it, replace it with a better alternative, or not use a network manager at all and simply configure my network devices manually and figure out how to keep my network connections active after a reboot.

Any suggestions?
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Re: Entropy offered to remove libnl-1.1-r2, now no network!

Post by genfool » Sun Nov 06, 2011 16:04

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equo install libnl
See if it is re-installed and fixes the problem.

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equo deptest && equo libtest
just to be sure.
I also saw same issue on irc #sabayon, wanted to remove same version that was installed. Although in this case it was suggested to manually remove the package, do not think it should be in the list.
I am thinking this may be worthy of a bug report.

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Re: Entropy offered to remove libnl-1.1-r2, now no network!

Post by cmost » Sun Nov 06, 2011 17:45

@ genfool

Thanks! That fixed it! I always forget about the deptest and libtest commands! :-) Sabayon is the best distro because it's one of the easiest to fix if something goes wrong. Marking this post as solved!
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