New 10.4 32 bit install, needs dns info

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue May 4 15:45:40 UTC 2010

On Tuesday 04 May 2010, Tom H wrote:
>On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 9:52 PM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at> 
>> On Sunday 02 May 2010, Tom H wrote:
>>>On Sun, May 2, 2010 at 4:13 AM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at>
>> wrote:
>>>> On Sunday 02 May 2010, Tom H wrote:
>>>>>On Sat, May 1, 2010 at 6:51 PM, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> This is for the iface eth0 static
>>>>>> stanza in /etc/networking/interfaces
>>>>>> The net is working locally by hosts file translations, but the
>>>>>> manpage for interfaces does not demo how a dns address is passed.
>>>>>> And of course, /etc/resolv.conf has no data other than claims to have
>>>>>> been generated by network-manager, which I'd druther not fight with
>>>>>> when a simple /etc/init.d/networking start should just do it. ISTR on
>>>>>> 6.06, I was able to kill NM, and then hand edit resolv.conf, then
>>>>>> make it immutable and that was the end of that, but it was also 6.06
>>>>>> and I expect things are done differently now.
>>>>>> This should come up on boot using all static addressing.
>>>>>If you are not using NM, why don't you uninstall it and hand edit
>>>>>/etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf (without any need to set
>>>>>immutable, etc)?
>>>> Ok, I'll do that later today.  Thanks.
>> And that worked.  I removed NM, started networking, then fixed
>> resolv.conf & everything in that regard is now working..
>>>You're welcome.
>>>There are two other options.
>>>1. Only configure lo in /etc/network/interfaces and configure your
>>>static address and other settings in NM's GUI.
>> I did try that, but couldn't get it to save my changes.
>>>2. Configure the static address in /etc/network/interfaces but change
>>>the "managed" setting in /etc/NetworkManager/nm-system-settings.conf
>>>so you still have NM on your box shozld you need it.
>> Its gone, just as well.  I've been doing it this way since about 1998. NM
>> has always seemed to me to be a half baked solution in search of a
>> problem, and if it cannot find a problem, then by golly it will make up
>> one of its own. Its been quite good at that on my watch.
>> Thank you Tom.
>You're welcome.
>I have tried in the past managing my wired setup myself and my
>wireless setup through NM (rather than at the CLI out of sheer
>laziness) and it worked well, but anyone who follows at least one
>Linux list knows that NM-related problems are frequent... If NM (and
>its dos and don'ts) and its configuration (and the location and syntax
>of all its config files) were fully documented, there would would far
>fewer problems.
+100 at least, Tom.  Poor docs will be the death of us yet. 

Cheers, Gene
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