9.04 desktop, static IP address configuration fails

Rashkae ubuntu at tigershaunt.com
Sat Jun 27 02:38:19 UTC 2009

bill wrote:
> when I go preferences > network connection
> and change it from DHCP to manual and add a connection I can enter the
> IP address ( and the subnet mask ( and
> gateway (, but when I click apply it changes the gateway
> back to
> I decided to do it manually and opened /etc/network/interfaces, and
> found it only had two lines in it, with none of the addressing
> information as it does on the server version.
> 1) anyone have an idea as to why it will not accept and keep the gateway
> address, and
> 2) where is the data kept ?

If you want to use a static ethernet connection and aren't concerned
with wireless or hotplugged network interfaces, then install the
gnome-network-admin package and uninstall (or disable in start-up
scripts) network manager.  That will install a gui that configures your
network via /etc/network/interfaces instead of network-manager.

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