PARTLY SOLVED Re: ethernet connections in Karmic - how do I tame network manager?

Lisi lisi.reisz at
Wed Dec 9 10:38:24 GMT 2009

Sorry, Reinhold.  I meant to start with "thank you", for resolving what turned 
out to be a crucial part of the problem.  


On Wednesday 09 December 2009 10:18:39 Lisi wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 December 2009 05:38:02 Reinhold Rumberger wrote:
> > 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
> connect.
> 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 file.
> Ideas, please?
> Lisi

More information about the kubuntu-users mailing list