[ubuntu-uk] Network Manager
pmgazz at gmx.co.uk
Tue Aug 3 13:56:20 BST 2010
Thanks, that's a lifesaver - I'll only have to reinstall the laptop this
once! I'm mulling if this is a bug or a wishlist for an easier way?
On Tue, 2010-08-03 at 12:50 +0100, Grant Sewell wrote:
> On Tue, 03 Aug 2010 12:39:49 +0100
> gazz wrote:
> > The network manager from 9.04 onwards drives me up the wall! I'm now
> > using Lucid and I needed to install a wireless access point, the
> > network manager wouldn't let me connect to its interface so I had to
> > remove the network manager and put wicd on instead. OK, now I could
> > set up the wireless access point, all well and good.
> > It seems that the sync for Ubuntu One and Dropbox need the network
> > manager as both are acting crazy this morning. UbuntuOne can't connect
> > at all and Dropbox is partially syncing. Anyway wicd can't seem to
> > connect to the wifi at my workshop either.
> > Tried to remove wicd - no luck with apt-get. Had to purge it and
> > reinstall network-manager with aptitude. Then the nm-applet indicator
> > was missing from the tray and no way to interact with the network
> > manager short of cli. Did killall nm-applet and then started it again
> > - now it's hanging complaining:
> > ** (nm-applet:1998: DEBUG: old state indicates that this was not a
> > disconnect 0
> > When I restart networking, it's using DHCP Client to reconnect.
> > I can find other people with similar issue but no-one seems to know
> > what's going on. The only person who seems to have solved it
> > reinstalled 10.04 from scratch!
> > So whenever I want to configure a router, I'll have to reinstall
> > 10.04???? There has to be an easier fix? I frequently need to install
> > routers . . .
> In my previous job I would routinely need to do the following to avoid
> a similar situation:
> + kill the nm-applet
> + disable (temporarily) the Network Manager
> (sudo /etc/init.d/network-manager stop)
> + set IP manually or run dhclient manually
> When all finished, clear the manual IP address (if any), restart
> network-manager and re-run nm-applet and all was happy again.
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