So, yeah, this is strange.

I installed Ubuntu through the mini.iso and installed the Unity desktop through the ubuntu-unity-desktop package and everything seemed normal until I noticed that the WiFi icon was greyed out. I think I'm connected through wpa-supplicant but I don't even know at this point.

  • While booted from the mini.iso, how exactly did you connect to the internet before installing all those desktop packages? – user535733 Aug 23 at 20:38
  • I connected via WiFi when prompted. – Heather Aug 23 at 20:40
  • Have you rebooted since then? Or are you still using the same connection? – user535733 Aug 23 at 20:41
  • I have rebooted, yes, but I have not removed the connection, as I do not know how to do so. – Heather Aug 23 at 20:42
  • Rebooting ends a network connection (and everything else). After a reboot, does the wifi automatically reconnect? Or do you take some action to initiate the new connection? – user535733 Aug 23 at 20:44

Fixed. I had to run:

# sed -i -e 's/networkd/NetworkManager/g' /etc/netplan/01-netcfg.yaml
  • Hi Heather! Just to confirm the # was not part of your command since it would comment out the entire line? – Kristopher Ives Sep 13 at 6:27
  • Nope, I was just indicating that I ran it as root. – Heather Sep 14 at 7:07

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