ethernet connections in Karmic - how do I tame network manager?
lisi.reisz at gmail.com
Wed Dec 2 06:29:34 UTC 2009
On Wednesday 02 December 2009 06:20:40 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 December 2009, Lisi wrote:
> > On Wednesday 02 December 2009 05:38:02 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> > > On Wednesday 02 December 2009, Lisi wrote:
> > > > On Tuesday 01 December 2009 22:32:36 Charles T. Bell wrote:
> > > > > Lisi wrote:
> > > > > > Can I just uninstall Network Manager (Network Mangler???)
> > > > > > and create an /etc/network/interfaces file?
> > > >
> > > > Do I take it that the answer to this is no?
> > >
> > > No. ;-)
> > > Or rather, you can't "just uninstall" NM, but you can use
> > > /etc/network/interfaces to override it. NM won't pick up devices
> > > listed there.
> > > I'm not sure if this still works, but it used to be possible to
> > > create /etc/default/NetworkManager and
> > > /etc/default/NetworkManagerDispatcher containing simply "exit
> > > 0". This would disable NM completely.
> > Thanks - I'll try this first.
> Just to state the obvious: you'll have to restart NM after this
> > > > > > Ping works - by IP and by URL. (Once I have persuaded
> > > > > > network manager to start the connection. :-( )
> > > > > >
> > > > > > IP address in browser works (after a fashion) for some
> > > > > > sites but not for others.
> > > > > >
> > > > > > URL in browser is completely non-functional.
> > > BTW, I don't know what could be going wrong with your setup. It
> > > sounds like you can't connect using port 80 for some reason. Is
> > > your firewall configured properly (if you have one)?
> > I don't think that it is this, since the computer can connect
> > correctly through other routers and the router can connect other
> > computers.
> Do I understand you correctly: the problem is alleviated by using a
> different router?
Yes - but on a different network: my home one. But it was connecting
correctly by DHCP. I am taking 2 other computers and 2 other routers with me
when I go round there in a few minutes so I can try again!
But I'll start with the /etc/network/interfaces route.
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