Networking w/o Network-mangler?

Tom H tomh0665 at
Sun Jun 20 17:30:21 UTC 2010

On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 12:14 PM, Donkey Hottie <donkey at> wrote:
> I have Karmic-Koala under VirtualBox, and wired networking.
> It has this NetworkManager, and it seems to fail. First thing after a
> reboot is to restart network-manager. Hate that.
> I'm more used to Debian, and it does not have anything like
> NetworkManager, it just works.
> Debian has /etc/network/interfaces and the network gets loaded after
> that file. Ubuntu had nothing except lo interface there.
> I purged network-manager, and added eth0 into /etc/network/interfaces,
> but that was a miserable failure. No network.
> How to get a wired network into Ubuntu without NetworkManager. I do not
> want to manage any networks, I just want it up!
> Had to restore the Ubuntu virtual machine from backup, as I somehow
> could not even reinstall Network-Mangler from .iso, dunno why.
> I do not have WiFi or anything like that, and I want to get rid of mangler.

Of course Debian has NM! (If you are running GNOME.)

What did you add to e/n/i?

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