auto-boot network card
richard.bennett at skynet.be
Wed Nov 28 14:21:10 UTC 2007
On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:49:11 +0100, Bram Kuijper <a.l.w.kuijper at rug.nl>
> when I start up my Ubuntu Gutsy box, I always have to manually reboot my
> network card, using sudo ifdown [cardname]; sudo ifup [cardname], in
> order to get it to work.
I used to have that kind of problem when switching between wireless and
fixed networks, often having to reboot before it would work.
Then I installed wicd http://wicd.sourceforge.net network manager, which
replaces the default network manager, and it has been rock-solid ever
since. Not had a single issue yet, and the tray-icon now correctly shows
my signal strength which the old network manager didn't.
Thanks to the guys at LUG radio for that tip.
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