I recently had a strange problem with my EasyPeasy Netbook.
It took a very long time to start (maybe the battery went flat while in hibernation).
After about a 30 minute wait for startup, I found that the networking was disabled.
Hovering the mouse over the WiFi network symbol at the top of the screen gave the message: Networking Disabled
Ok, I flick the netbook switch to turn off the wifi, and after it goes off, I switch it back on again.
As usual, the WiFi light goes from amber to blue (and the bluetooth also switches on again)… but linux still says networking disabled.
I don’t want to waste much time on this, so a quick internet search finds 2 solutions:
- delete /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state
- edit /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state (change the line “NetworkingEnabled” from false to true, save, then restart easypeasy)
I didn’t want to risk deleting a system file, so I edited the state file, and after a restart, everything was back to normal.