Jaunty Static IP address

marc gmane at auxbuss.com
Sat Apr 25 12:43:38 UTC 2009

Willy Hamra said:

> 2009/4/25 Matthew Flaschen <matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu>:
>> Paul Lemmons wrote:
>>> Interesting... I thought we were supposed to moving *away* from
>>> backend file editing. I have not had to do this for a very long time.
>> Odd...  I thought that additional layers of abstraction are only
>> worthwhile when they make things simpler.  And I have /never/ found
>> NetworkManager simpler for static IPs.
> i have always thought new GUI programs are made to simplify the nasty
> CLI work we have to do, and manual hacking of settings files here and
> there, where on earth does network manager store it's settings? and do
> devs really have any idea how many compatibility issues arise from not
> letting the program simply edit /etc/network/interfaces? many programs
> look at the file to get it's info about the network, many use some
> commands to check routes which can only work if interfaces is set up,
> it's the standard after all, this is just real twisted designing.

+1 Wanna work on a project together? :-)

Ditto xorg.conf and whatever happens with audio.

Worryingly, audio, display and networking are probably the three most 
important things in a modern desktop system.


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