Yesterday I messed up my network settings on Lubuntu 16.04. Wifi had problems and I thought it was my problem, it turned out later, that the problem was a temporary problem with the central wifi, it basically showed as connected but I could not load any pages in Firefox.
Trying to fix it I am afraid i screwed up my DNS and networking settings :(
I followed the advice of doing:
sudo apt-get remove --purge resolvconf && sudo apt-get install resolvconf
So I removed
resolvconf but then of course I could not re-install it because internet was not working :(
I can "ping 126.96.36.199" but I can't reach google.com as I get:
ping: unknown host google.com
This, as far as I understood means a DNS problem.
resolvconf is necessary for fixing my problem, I tried editing the config file adding
nameserver 188.8.131.52 nameserver 184.108.40.206
But It does not work :(
On my laptop fortunately I also have Windows 10 on a small partition, I used it to download the .deb file of
resolvconf from http://packages.ubuntu.com/ but it gives me a MIMEtype error and does not let me install it.
I tried downloading the tar.gz but when I extract it I can't do
./config (or configure)
because I get:
debconf: DbDriver "passwords" warning: could not open /var/cache/debconf/passwords.dat: Permission denied Template parse error near `# These templates have been reviewed by the debian-l10n-english', in stanza #1 of ./templates
How do I reinstall
resolvconf and how do I fix the "ping: unknown host google.com" internet problem? I tried to look online and on askubuntu but no luck so far :(
I am desperate as I am on holiday and I really need Lubuntu connected to the network, Windows 10 is damn slow and I don't like it :(
If anyone can help it would be great! Thank you in advance.
Edit: trying to run "cat /etc/resolv.conf" and "cat /etc/resolvconf/resolv.conf.d/base" gives me
no such file or directory
But if i check with Pacman in /etc/ I can find a "resolv.conf" file (which I opened and it is empty) and a "resolv.config" (which contains nameserver 220.127.116.11 and nameserver 18.104.22.168, which are Google DNS)