auto-boot network card

Richard Bennett richard.bennett at
Wed Nov 28 14:21:10 UTC 2007

On Wed, 28 Nov 2007 14:49:11 +0100, Bram Kuijper <a.l.w.kuijper at>  

> 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 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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