Problem with domain name server in intrepid

Kjetil Halvorsen kjetil1001 at
Sat Nov 8 16:25:23 UTC 2008

I just upgraded to intrepid, and there nis one problem:
I cannot set the dns from the gui, AND once set, the dns is forgotten
and has to be set anew
each time rebooting. Thsi is what I do to set dns:
1) open a terminal window:
kjetil at familien:~$ cd /etc
kjetil at familien:/etc$ ls -l resolv.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 31 2008-11-06 17:29 resolv.conf ->
kjetil at familien:/etc$ cd /etc/resolvconf/run
kjetil at familien:/etc/resolvconf/run$ sudo pico resolv.conf
sudo: unable to resolve host familien
[sudo] password for kjetil:

In pico i write the line "nameserver"
and then writes out and exit

kjetil at familien:/etc/resolvconf/run$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
sudo: unable to resolve host familien
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces...
                                  [ OK ]
kjetil at familien:/etc/resolvconf/run$

Now internet works !

There must be a better way??

(absolutely nothing I do from the gui works)

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