Steven Davies-Morris sdavmor at
Tue Oct 7 21:54:39 UTC 2008

Paolo wrote:
> Hello,
> I have upgraded Ubuntu 8.04.1 to 8.10 beta on an Advent 4211 (MSI 
> Wind clone). The LAN has dhcp and I have a network connection.
> However, the taskbar icon of the Network Manager has an orange 
> exclamation mark and says "No network connection".
> If I click on "Edit connections" and go to the wired connection and
>  try to change something, I get the message "Updating connection 
> failed: nm-ifupdown-connection.c.c82-connection update not 
> supported (read-only)..
> I suppose as long as the connection actually does work, that's the 
> main thing. I don't understand how to use this new "Network 
> Manager" though.
> Anyone else working with this?
> Paolo

On Monday I unfortunately d/l upgrades to the Intrepid Beta, which had
previously been the Intrepid Alpha 6 upgraded online from Hardy. I had
exactly what you describe (same error messages & issues). However, in
addition I could not get online or access any repositories (lost my
DNS and routing references). However I could access all the machines
on my LAN. After screwing around with it for several hours I decided
to do a clean install off my Intrepid Beta 1 live disk. Which has had
one set of upgrades applied today. It seems to have fixed things by
itself. Which is good in one way, but aggravating in another, since I
really wanted to fix it myself in case it happens again.
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