Ethernet adapter was disable on Ubuntu 17.04

I am using Ubuntu 17.04 but I don’t know why my Ethernet interface was disabled.

I tried lshw -C network and it shows this:

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
  *-network DISABLED        
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 19
       bus info: [email protected]:00:19.0
       logical name: enp0s25
       version: 04
       serial: 00:21:cc:cd:28:8f
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k firmware=0.13-3 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:28 memory:f2500000-f251ffff memory:f253b000-f253bfff ioport:6080(size=32)

How I can enable it?

Here is Solutions:

We have many solutions to this problem, But we recommend you to use the first solution because it is tested & true solution that will 100% work for you.

Solution 1

Here is how to fix this problem.

Edit file /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf and change it’s content from :


To :


And then run :

sudo service network-manager restart

That’s all.

Solution 2

My Ethernet was also disabled after I upgraded from LTS 16.04 to 16.10 then to 17.04. I was able to resolve by manually doing the following:

sudo ifconfig eth0 up 
sudo dhclient eth0

Solution 3

  1. Delete all in /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf

  2. Change [ifupdown] managed=false to true in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf

  3. restart with sudo service network-manager restart

Solution 4

When I upgraded to 17.04 this network manager file was blocking my system from automatically managing my devices.





I commented it all out, rebooted, and everything works fine now. It can also be deleted.

Reference: Network Manager refusing to manage wired interfaces

Solution 5

Other’s replies solve the problem, but you should not edit the system file /usr/lib/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf since your changes could be overwritten during the next upgrade, and you probably won’t remember which is the file involved.

Create a new file instead: /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/10-globally-managed-devices.conf which overrides the first one.
Make it empty or comment its content with the hash symbol:

# unmanaged-devices=*,except:type:wifi,except:type:wwan

Note: Use and implement solution 1 because this method fully tested our system.
Thank you 🙂

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