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

Derek Broughton derek at
Thu Jan 22 14:25:59 UTC 2009

Joep L. Blom wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:

>> Except that since his says it was written by NetworkManager, we already
>> know it will be overwritten - as soon as he changes connections - if he
>> just copies another one.
> Well, I can only say then get rid of NetworkManager. 

That's always an option. However, using that as a cover for the fact that 
you gave damaging advice is even less helpful.

> I don't run it as I
> don't like the "Windows-way" of hiding for the user (supposedly "dumb
> and ignorant") what really matters. As I don't run it I don't know it
> and the man-pages give no information. My advice would be don't use it
> and for wireless uses wicd.

Which, ime, has been even worse than Network Manager.

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