PARTLY SOLVED Re: ethernet connections in Karmic - how do I tame network manager?
tomh0665 at gmail.com
Wed Dec 9 10:36:40 GMT 2009
>> 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.
> Not only did Network Manager continue to interfere in devices listed
> in /etc/network/interfaces, it kept rewriting the files, both
> in /etc/network/interfaces and in /etc/resolve.conf. So I still could not
> I then added /etc/default/NetworkManager and
> /etc/default/NetworkManagerDispatcher as advised here - and bingo! I had a
> sort of lift-off.
> This box can now get on-line. Network manager has stopped rewriting the files
> as soon as I have finished saving them. So far, so good. But... the
> connection is not started automatically. It has to be started manually each
> time the system is either rebooted or shutdown.
> So Network Mangler is obviously still interfering in some way with a crucial
NM does not modify /e/n/i. That is one of my main complaints about it...
Do you have "auto" lines for your nics?
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet dhcp
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
(I assume that /etc/init/networking.conf is present and unmodified to
run "ifup -a" at boot)
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