After a distro upgrade to lucid lynx (v 10.4) I can't seem to connect to the internet (or rather any net) anymore. The 'nm-applet' does not appear anymore, even though the notification-area is in the panel. Force-starting the network-manager with
the icon 'nm-applet' appears, but no NIC's are displayed.
'lspci' lists the network adapter I reckon should be eth0. 'ifconfig -a' shows no inet address. 'ethtool eth0' gives me:
Settings for eth0: Link detected: no
I need this NIC to be connected to a DSL modem (PPPOE), which used to work perfectly before the distro upgrade.
How do I fix this?