[Intrepid] Network Manager - Set Static/Manual IP resolv.conf overwritten

Richard Mancusi vrman49 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 23 04:38:23 UTC 2008

On Sat, Nov 22, 2008 at 18:38, NoOp <glgxg at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> I'm at a bit of a loss with the "new/improved - who's mess is this
> anyway" network manager on Intrepid. I've an internal wired nic on an
> old A21M laptop that works just fine as long as I set it to DHCP.
> However, as soon as I try to set it to manual for a static IP address it
> either fails, or never changes and stays at the dhcp IP unless I unplug
> the cable. Then as soon as I do (unplug the cable & plug it back in) it
> issues the fixed IP,

> Note: previously I'd set the resolv.conf for a wireless connection.

Your timing is perfect.  I am loading 8.10 on an old T41 test machine.
here is what I did and found ...

1. Loaded connections via NetworkManager Applet 0.7.0
2. Entered 5 wired and 1 wireless connection

Everything seemed to be working perfectly - moved between wired
and wireless easily.

3. Rebooted and all seemed to still be o.k. - until I looked at the
    Applet and discovered that one of my 5 wired connections had

4. Re-entered the 5th connection again AND removed the wireless

5. Rebooted and all 5 wired connections were still there.

My guess ...

DHCP is the default fallback for wired.  You had only one wired
connection which was eliminated on reboot so it fell back to

My occurrences do not match yours exactly - but there seems to
be a common thread.  For me, if I move my good systems to
8.10, looks like wireless is out.  Darn shame.

good luck

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