regarding network manager
bsilver at chrononomicon.com
Thu Dec 18 17:12:28 UTC 2008
> 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, 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
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