Network manager is there a problem in 15.5?

After upgrading(dup) to 15.5 a lot ot the times of on initial start my wired desktop, I get a ‘Limited Connectiviy’ indication.
If I reboot, it comes back with that same message.
IF I shutdown, and restart the connectivity message is gone.

I will note, that when I have the Limitied Connectivity, my internet speeds are 90 to 100+ MBPS, so I don’t think that is the ‘problem’.

I get the same occasionally, (but it hasn’t concerned me). Can you ping successfully? That’s the URL NM is using to determine internet connectivity.

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Yes, this is an “issue” that I have been noticing while testing the alpha and beta release, and occasionally now with the final release.

It is possibly a timing issue, with the check for connectivity being done too early. But the network seems to be fine, and

systemctl restart network

should remove the misleading message.



You can disable the NetworkManager connectivity checking –

  • /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
    The [connectivity] section:

Reference: man 5 NetworkManager.conf and –

You will have to drop a local override file into /etc/NetworkManager/conf.d/ to make the change immune to patches and updates.


I couldn’t find a report with this issue, so I filled a bug report on bugzilla referencing to this thread:

Bug 1212910 - “Limited connectivity” alert on wireless

Feel free to add your experience to the report.

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Thanks all for the responses.
@nrickert’s solution worked well. I don’t have to reboot now.
Pinging per @deano_ferrari was slow when limited connectivity but it did ping.
@dcurtisfra, I’m not ready to try that yet.
@RGBsuse Thanks, I will learn to report a ‘bug’. It would have saved your time & effort. But I had the message w/ wired connection.

Apparently, uninstalling the nscd package (just that package, not the two libraries with nscd on their names) is enough to solve the problem. See the bug report above. I’ll test for a few days to see if that’s the case, but everything seems OK now.

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I’m a little leary of deleting that package. Looking on the web for ‘nscd’ there is an opensuse link that says "There is no official’ package for Leap 15.5.

Hmm, “nscd” is in the standard repos. You could quickly reinstall with Yast.

The system should run without it. It is just a caching daemon to speed up some lookups (particularly DNS lookup). It is harmless to try removing.

That said, I have not removed it here. I rarely see those “limited connectivity” messages.

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@Bill_L you need to use zypper, the internet is 95/5 rule with 5% of what you read is usually factual :wink: the reset… fill in the blanks…

It’s because the core packages come from the sponsor side…

Information for package nscd:
Repository     : Main Repository
Name           : nscd
Version        : 2.31-150300.46.1
Arch           : x86_64
Vendor         : SUSE LLC <>
Installed Size : 160.5 KiB
Installed      : Yes (automatically)
Status         : up-to-date
Source package : glibc-2.31-150300.46.1.src
Upstream URL   :
Summary        : Name Service Caching Daemon
Description    : 
    Nscd caches name service lookups and can dramatically improve
    performance with NIS, NIS+, and LDAP.
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zypper’d it out. Time will tell if it works. THANKS everyone.