Wireless Network Problem 8.04

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Tue Apr 29 19:07:24 UTC 2008

Bob Cortez wrote:

> No help with this here?
> On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 4:15 PM, Bob Cortez <rjcortez at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The network manager kept wanting to append my domain to the user name so
>> it wouldn't connect

Well, no, because the problem as stated makes no sense.  Network manager
doesn't even care what your user name is (though it cares about your
hostname - you don't have that set to the same string as your username do

>> .I thought I had that fixed by deleting the domain 
>> name, and it worked until I rebooted.  

You also didn't give us any indication how you deleted the domain name.  The
only place I can imagine is in resolv.conf - and that clearly tells you
that you can't modify it and Network Manager will rewrite it.

Domain name _should_ be appended to your host name, but you don't (usually)
_set_ your domain name - your DHCP server sends it to your DHCP client
which puts it into resolv.conf

>> Now I can't even get the network 
>> manager to display the wireless network to edit.  I've tried reinstalling
>> it.  I even went as far as completely removing it and installing it fresh
>> from repository, not even from the installation disk.  

The most likely reason for that is that if you have now configured it
in /etc/network/interfaces (if you did it through the system control panel,
that's what you did) and Network Manager explicitly ignores those.

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