Network Manager not running

So I’m a new linux/manjaro user, just installed xfce a day ago and when I was just finished downloading some stuff for mutt-wizard I shut it down and now booted it up the next day and now it says that Network Manager is not running

When I reboot, for a few seconds it says [FAILED] Failed to start Network Manager

I use ethernet to connect to the internet

Hi @manjajoe,

You can open a terminal and try:

sudo systemctl start NetworkManager

to see the error and paste here.

In this post you can see how to provide us more information:

When I typed it in the terminal and put in my password it said:

Job for NetworkManager.service failed because the control process exited with error code.
See “systemctl status NetworkManager.service” and “journalctl -xeu NetworkManager.service” for details

P.S, I use an Asus x453ma and I tried fixing the issue with this video but it didn’t work

The video is called “How to Fix network manager needs to be running or Oops,something has gone wrong rhca /centos 8”

is enough - no sudo needed
You’ll be prompted for the password …

What did those commands reveal?

also, please read the post @Arrababiski linked to and act accordingly :wink:

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Hey Nachlese,

Can I ask, is there a way to input photo’s onto here? I’m not sure how to copy paste the information cause I have Manjaro on another Laptop and Windows in this one

P.S The laptop with Manjaro is the x453ma

no photos, please - those commands suggested will produce text output which is easy to copy/paste.
Photos cannot be parsed for the information in them.

New users can’t post those anyway - use a hosting service and give the link to it here, if you really must do it.

Hi Nachlese,

Do you have a suggestion for one? I’m not really familar with a service that you’ve suggested

I’m pretty sure that all that info is contained in the link above - try reading it :wink:

And, btw, the “posting pictures” option is the least favorable and least useful one - and equally as hard (or easy) than to post text output.

Alright, thanks!

I’ll do it in a few days since I have some exams, but I will reply when I figured out how to do it!

You can also try:

sudo /usr/bin/NetworkManager --no-daemon

in Terminal Mode and paste the output.

Take a look at the .conf file and verify there’s nothing wrong inside It.


If it was working fine before, then undo what you did before it stopped working. That will usually solve the issue.

For the first one it said:

NetworkManager. service
Network Manager
Loaded: loaded (/sr/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service; enabled; preset: disabled)
Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Tue 2022-12-13 09:56:58 PST; 3min 26s ago
Docs: man: NetworkManager(8)
Process: 673 ExecStart=/usr/bin/NetworkManager–no-daemon(code=exited,status=127)
MaintPID: 673 (code=exited, status=127)
CPU: 18ms
Dec 13 09:56:58 troy-x453ma systemd[1]: NetworkManager.service: Scheduled restart job, restart counter is at 5.
Dec 13,09:56:58 troy-x453ma systemd1]: Stopped Network Manager.
Dec 13 09:56:58 troy-x453ma systemd[1]: NetworkManager.service: Start request repeated too quickly.
Dec 13 09:56:58 troy-x453ma systemd[1]: NetworkManager.service: Falled with result
Dec 1309:56:58 troy-x453ma systemd1]: Failed to start Network Manager.