ethernet connections in Karmic - how do I tame network manager?

Lisi Reisz lisi.reisz at
Wed Dec 2 10:27:59 UTC 2009

2009/12/2 Lisi Reisz <lisi.reisz at>:
> 2009/12/2 Charles T. Bell <cbell44 at>:
>> On 12/02/2009 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
>> You are quite right about this. DNS resolution happens before
>> pinging.
>> No, only if you are using a URL.  If you use an IP address
>> the ping will go through just fine without a DN Server.
>> The Server only translates the URL into an IP address and
>> your browser uses that transparently to connect with
>> the site.  You never know that that is what is happening
>> behind the scenes.
>> Now let us wait for Lisi's results from the routers and computers
>> she is trying.
> I first edited /etc/network/interfaces and disabled Network Manager.
> No joy.  So I commenterd out all my changes and started playing
> musical chairs with the routers and computers.  The results follow:
> Desktop - Kubuntu Karmic - the problem machine - won't connect properly.
> Laptop - Ubuntu Jaunty - connects immediately.
> Laptop - dualboot Debian Lenny and Linpus -
> Debian Lenny fails to connect properly
> Linpus connects immediately.
> results of dhclient:
> paul at Paul:~$ dhclient
> Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.1.2
> Copyright 2004-2008 Internet Systems Consortium.
> All rights reserved.
> For info, please visit
> can't create /var/lib/dhcp3/dhclient.leases: Permission denied
> SIOCSIFADDR: Permission denied
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
> SIOCSIFFLAGS: Permission denied
> Open a socket for LPF: Operation not permitted
> paul at Paul:~$
> Then type this: I am a very slow typist. :-(

I failed to mention that ALL of the computers and operating systems
connect with no problems at all on my home network.


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