How do I set my local static IP address in Kubuntu 9.04

Errol Sapir errol at
Thu May 21 23:18:24 UTC 2009

Can you give some info about the script scene with WICD. In general, 
where can I find good instructions on how to use WICD? I've mastered the 
basics but would like to learn more and scripting seems like a useful tool.
I for example have to use a static address at home and a dhcp at work 
(both wired & wireless).

Joel Oliver wrote:
> You can always set the static IP's with /etc/network/interfaces, but 
> network manager usually freaks out as it likes to 'dynamically' handle 
> the network.  The version in Kubuntu has been buggy for so long with 
> setting static IP's (Might be fixed by now, something with the netmask 
> being the wrong style (like or
> Anyway to the point.... I prefer to get rid of network manager and 
> install wicd (Even on desktops, and ALWAYS on laptops)  The amount of 
> options in wicd is staggering and I especially like the scripting 
> section.  It's clean, works in KDE,Gnome, Xfce... Looks better and Just 
> Works® I don't understand why they don't make it the default network 
> connection manager in all flavours of ?buntu.  Like you I run NFS shares 
> at home and at my girlfriends house and pre Gutsy before they switched 
> to gvfs you used to be able to browse all the shares and just double 
> click them to mount.  Now you cant :(
> Good tip is to create scripts to mount NFS shares on connect and umount 
> them on disconnect.  Wicd makes this easy.
> Biggest problem with going with static IP's is the need to specify your 
> DNS servers.  You can either specify them in the router and point 
> /etc/resolv.conf at the router or just put them right in 
> /etc/resolv.conf   I recommend OpenDNS, so just add these lines to 
> resolv.conf
> nameserver
> nameserver
> Hope my aimless ranting helps..
> Joel.

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