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

Lisi lisi.reisz at
Wed Dec 9 21:01:32 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 09 December 2009 20:45:19 Tom H wrote:
> >> my point was that it is the DHCP daemon doing the
> >> modifying. And it will keep doing so, regardless of NM. And that's
> >> usually a good thing.
> >
> > Even if /etc/network/interfaces specifies static?
> >
> > Anyhow, that seems one way or another to have been overcome.
> >  /etc/resolv.conf is maintaining the two DNS servers that I entered
> > manually, and has stopped insisting that the gateway is the sole DNS
> > server.
> I just saw that you have a static setup.
> I have seen (I have forgotten on which list) a case where NM was
> trying to set up a dhcp configuration (hence the resolv.conf problem)
> even though /e/n/i was configured for a static ip and the only
> solution was to purge NM...

Thanks for that.  I had reluctantly come to the same conclusion, but was a 
little nervous about what else I might muck up in the process.

I tried DHCP.  It was even worse. :-(

It is becoming obvious that NM, this computer and this site cannot happily 
co-exist; and the site and computer are immovable and/or immutable, so NM it 
is that has to go.


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