regarding network manager

Bart Silverstrim bsilver at
Thu Dec 18 17:12:28 UTC 2008

Rashkae wrote:
> Bart Silverstrim wrote:
>> I tried removing network manager with sudo apt-get remove 
>> network-manager, and the menu item under system->administration or 
>> system->preferences for configuring networking also disappeared.
>> This was on a fresh install of 8.10; can anyone confirm that GUI tools 
>> for network configuration are totally dependent on network-manager being 
>> installed? I removed it because of troubles getting a static network 
>> configuration to work.
>> -Bart
> Bart, I Apologize in advance if this was changed in Itrepid and I led
> you down a false trail.   On the other hand, I think removing the
> network configuration tool would be a serious step backwards for the distro.

Not a problem since this was a new install, but you're right, it's odd 
that it would let you remove a component that I would think is rather 
integral for most users to use in configuring networking without warning 
if there wasn't a fallback...

I didn't know if there was an alternative way to do it or if it's a 
new-system-install glitch. It's a pain anyway since I was trying to get 
Virtualbox installed with bridging and according to the site 2.1 was 
released without the need for tun/tap...which I had to set up before 
manually...and when I tried running it instead of being bridged it had 
my machine's IP, and it seems as if when I closed it I lost all 
networking! Yikes!

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