Is it possible to manually activate an eth0 connection? - Partially SOLVED!

Derek Broughton derek at
Wed Jan 21 15:57:08 UTC 2009

Bas Roufs wrote:

> bas at Viaconsensus1:~$ cat /etc/resolv.conf
> # Generated by NetworkManager
> domain lokaal
> search lokaal
> nameserver
> Via kdesudo kate I manually inserted the last three lines in the
> resolv.conf file at the laptop. This proved to be sufficient to
> establish the connection here. Right now, the laptop is downloading
> and installing a whole bunch of Kubuntu/ Ubuntu Intrepid updates.
> The question remains though, how to configure the settings in such a
> way that I can smoothly connect the laptop also anywhere else - via a
> ethernetmodem (eth0) or wireles (pan0).

You're right - the next time you change connections, that's going to be 
lost.  It's actually controlled by dhclient, so compare 
/etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf on the two machines.

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