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

Brian McKee brian.mckee at
Thu Jan 22 15:39:57 UTC 2009

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 10:31 AM, Leonard Chatagnier
<lenc5570 at> wrote:
> Just for what it's worth.  I blew out NM as NoOP and others
> have suggested in 8.04 because it wouldn't stay fixed and
> installed wicd.  I set up dhcp for my two pc lan once only and
> haven't had a connection problem since. No argument intended;
> just one persons experience. My experience with wicd has been so
> good, I may never use NM for gnome or kde again. I prefer kde.
> I expect using manual settings will be a breeze also but haven't
> attempted it so far.

I'm lovin' it too - I swap between fixed IP wired at work and
wireless/wired DHCP at home and around town and it just keeps on
truckin...  Nice how you plug in a cable and it prompts you for the
setting for it.


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