[ubuntu-us-ut] stopping network manager

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Sun Oct 28 18:26:41 GMT 2007


On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 09:17:04AM -0600, Clint Savage wrote:
> On 10/28/07, Andrew Johnson <andrewjohnson at mail.weber.edu> wrote:
> > > How can you turn off network manager?  ie you're at a cafe - you connect
> > > to the wireless, get some email, now you want off the wireless system to
> > > work on some confidential stuff.  Just right-clicking on icon to turn
> > > off wireless doesn't seem to break the connection (or it restarts
> > > itself).  Is there a command line like /etc/network-manager off  or some
> > > such
> 
> NetworkManager is a service.  Just use /etc/init.d/NetworkManager stop

Well, I'd do that if I had /etc/init.d/NetworkManager on my system.

apt-file list network-manager | grep init.d

returns nothing.

There is an entry for Network Manager in the startup programs for
Gnome, but whether that covers NM applet alone or both I cannot say.

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