NetworkManager not running

I booted Open SUSE and found that There’s no internet on my laptop.

It is OpenSUSE 13.2 and updated recently, I went to YaST and there is not Network card running. I don’t know where to start.

Any help will be appreciated.

Well, it would be a good idea to start by telling how you actually want to make a network connection.
Is it wired or wireless?
What exact network card/wireless adapter do you have?
Internal or USB?

You can enable NetworkManager in YaST->Network Devices->Network Settings->Global Options (click on the chooser that says “Wicked Service” and switch to “NetworkManager”).
But this won’t help at all if your network card is not even recognized/shown in YaST.

What did you look at in YAST?
Are you saying that YAST > Network Devices > Network Settings > Overview tab is empty?


Another way to start would be this (btw. why can’t I cut & paste from the console in here? :():

systemctl status NetworkManager

If that does not tell you the reason, post the messages here.

To (try to) start NM manually you can

sudo systemctl start NetworkManager

On my NB the KDE applet often tells me the NM is not running (usually after some usage time where it worked fine). Then I do this and it works again.

Thanks for the useful response. :smiley:

I went to the sure fix and reinstalled OpenSUSE entirely. if something happens again I know now where to start.