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I have been using Ubuntu 10.04 for a couple of years and I am new to Ubuntu terminal.

I performed my first Ubuntu OS installation a couple of weeks. 14.04

It is now my 4th installation because while I have fixed one thing, I have broken another.

First I was not able to connect to my wireless access point.

Now I cannot connect using a wired, or a wireless connection. I also managed to lose the nm-applet, and my laptop will not shut down unless I hold down the power key.

I was able to establish a connection using an wireless external USB. I also have access to a desktop to perform all checks.

I am loving the learning curve and Ubuntu, however now require some help to see what I have done as I have spent endless nights troubleshooting with no success.

My laptop is a HP dv6700 running Ubuntu 14.04.

Just to add after performing an upgrade I have also lost my cd rom. So I cant even do a re install. My start up disk creator doesn't seem to be functioning either.

I am not giving up. PLEASE HELP

marked as duplicate by Eliah Kagan, Eric Carvalho, Luis Alvarado Jul 24 '14 at 18:05

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  • Please run the script is in the accepted answer in the link below so we may see the information needed to help diagnose the issue. <askubuntu.com/questions/425155/…> – Wild Man Jun 16 '14 at 15:00
  • I am new to Ubuntu and am not sure what you mean by run the scrip.Do you mean to run a certain command in the terminal and then post the results here? – user285854 Jun 18 '14 at 12:40
  • Yes click on the link in my previous comment and then read the directions in the accepted answer of that post. – Wild Man Jun 18 '14 at 14:05
  • computer@computer-HP-Pavilion-dv6700-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo rfkill list [sudo] password for computer: 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no – user285854 Jun 19 '14 at 4:36
  • pastebin.ubuntu.com/7667214 – user285854 Jun 19 '14 at 5:02