I made a "Manual network configuration"...now how do I get rid of it?!

Nolan Check nolancheck at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 2 03:07:09 UTC 2007

Michael Bach (gmx) wrote:

>> Unfortunately, KNetworkManager remains broken. When I
>> hover over the tray icon, it says "Manual network configuration". When I
>> click it, the Connection Status box says "No active device". When I
>> right-click it, I get a menu like this: "Manual configuration, Options,
>> Help, Quit".
> Sounds familiar to me! I had exactly the same problem. Problem here, I
> can only provide some vague information on how I fixed it. Try closing
> the knetworkmanager. Then doublecheck the /etc/network/interfaces (funny
> how tab-completion confuses me, I punched the tab-key twice while typing
> this statement :) and check for uncommented entries no related to
> loopback. Now, make sure there are no residual network managers running in
> the background, run "ps aux | grep net", the list that appears should not
> bring up any process called networkmanager (although you will maybe find
> the grep process and inetd). If there are any networkmanager tasks, kill
> them using -9. Now restart knetworkmanager, see if a device is found and
> if it's automatically configured. If the previous procedure brought you
> back to where you were, repeat until the point before to restart
> knetworkmanager, instead restart the dbus service "sudo /etc/init.d/dbus
> restart".

It's working now. Thanks a lot!

Turns out when I replaced interfaces with the backup, it still had an "eth0"

The next step is to find whoever's responsible for this and yell

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