Servers created from Ubuntu + xfce/vnc snapshots don't seem to connect to internet

When creating a snapshot of ubuntu with xfce + tightvncserver installed, the servers created from the snapshot do not ping. I also can’t ssh in or connect to VNC if I add it to startup.

I can however launch the console through the DO control panel, and the graphical ubuntu login screen appears. Is this issue caused by some network manager xfce uses? if so, how can I get it to work when using snapshots?

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Often when installing desktop packages, I’ve seen people unknowingly install network managers that attempt to set up networking with DHCP. It is important that cloud-init remain installed and that it not be overridden by some other network manager.

I’m not sure what may have been installed or uninstalled. If you have a tutorial that you’ve followed to set this up, I may be able to replicate and offer insight (possibly). But hopefully I can at least offer insight into the right direction to look.