Fixed addresses for 8.04?

Bruce Marshall bmarsh at
Sun Jan 18 23:55:03 UTC 2009

On Sunday 18 January 2009, Gene Heskett wrote:
> Since it appears that the normal configuration (ifcfg-eth0 and friends)
> files have been deprecated and NM is doing it all, so how can I make it use
> a fixed local address?  Setting the hostname and hosts files up correctly
> doesn't do it. NM apparently ignores everything but the hostname.

In 8.04 it should be as simple as going to:

system settings -->  network  settings  -->  <select interface> --> 

configure interface -->  <select manual>  -->  enter your IP address and 
netmask (usually

Also set default gateway under  'routes'  and DNS under  Domain name system

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