turn off network manager in Ubuntu

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Mon Apr 27 20:38:24 UTC 2009

Steven Susbauer wrote:
> Rashkae wrote:
>> Chris Jones wrote:
>>> On 27 Apr 2009, at 7:16PM, Rashkae wrote:
>>>> hong zhang wrote:
>>>>> Thanks for info. But may I just disable it instead remove it?
>>>> Yes, but it's neither pretty nor supported
>>>> Look in /etc/dbus-1/event.d where you will find the network manager
>>>> startup scripts.  Move them somewhere else.
>>> As you say this is ugly, and if you ever change your mind and want to  
>>> re-enable NM, you will need to remember precisely how you crippled it...
>>> Why not just complete remove it if you don't want it ? Seems the  
>>> cleanest solution, and if you ever change your mind it is just an apt- 
>>> get install away ...
>> Someone might be in a situation where they may need to re-enable NM
>> without a working network connection.. (go figure).. I am,, really,
>> appalled that a method to tame/control/enable/disable NM does not yet
>> exist in the GUI (and in fact, instead, all GUI network configuration
>> has been moved into NM, and while I've not tested Jaunty yet,
>> historically, it's been really bad at it.)
> There is nothing in /etc/dbus-1/event.d on my system (Jaunty). To
> disable NetworkManager I run "sudo update-rc.d -f NetworkManager
> remove", which removes it from the init scripts and it won't start
> automatically, adding it back again uses the same command with different
> options. If you want to start it manually you run "sudo
> /etc/init.d/NetworkManager start".

Thank you for that, I last tested on Hardy.. I'm really glad to see
network manager was put back with the other init.d scripts where it belongs.

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