Herd5 on older hardware
glgxg at mfire.com
Tue Mar 6 03:58:45 UTC 2007
On 03/05/2007 07:35 PM, NoOp wrote:
> - Network said it wasn't available, so I just clicked the network icon
> in the gnome panel & clicked wired network; as soon as I did it
> recognized my nic and immediately informed me that I have software
> updates available - 217 of the them! Haven't updated any of the 217 yet
> because I want to explore a bit before I do.
I typically configure this machine for a fixed IP. So, after doing the
above I went to System|Administration|Networks and configured the wired
interface for a fix IP:
Netmask: 255.255.255.0 (the default)
Gateway: 192.168.x.1 (my router)
As soon as I did this the network monitor in the gnome taskbar stated
that I had no network connection. No proper ifconfig, no browser, no
network. So I rebooted.
Again, no network connection _according to the network icon_ in the
gnome taskbar, however I *do indeed* have a network connection; all is
working including updates & browser. ifconfig shows the proper interface
etc. So, I've no idea what the NetworkMager Applet is trying to do. I'll
uninstall it after the 217 updates.
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