every reboot screws up my network

Bruce Bowler bbowler at bigelow.org
Thu Mar 29 16:58:00 UTC 2012

On Thu, 29 Mar 2012 09:15:17 -0700, Knute Johnson wrote:

> On 3/29/2012 8:42 AM, Knute Johnson wrote:
>> On 3/29/2012 8:13 AM, Bruce Bowler wrote:
>>> Running 11.04 and every time I reboot, resolv.conf gets screwed up.
>>> I've tried a couple of different things, but none of them works...
>>> 1) changed the IPv4 settings from network tools to do "automatic
>>> (dhcp) addressed only" and set the DNS servers and Search domains
>>> appropriately.
>>> 2) modified /etc/resolv.conf/resolv.conf.d/head to specify the
>>> appropriate search and nameserver directives
>>> After a reboot /etc/resolv.conf is no longer a symlink and does not
>>> contain any nameserver entries (it does have the proper search
>>> directive).
>>> I can manually re-establish the symlink and things work properly, but
>>> that's obviously not a viable long term solution...
>>> Any ideas?
>>> Thanks!
>>> Bruce
>> Is this on a server Bruce? I had the same problem with my server
>> install and the fix was to put a newer resolv.conf (from 12.04) package
>> in. Unfortunately I didn't save the instructions but if you can search
>> this list you should be able to find the thread. I don't have that many
>> posts so you could search for my name. I think it was about 3 or 4
>> months ago.
> It's version 1.63ubuntu3 of resolvconf.

Thanks Knute, I'll give that a try.  FWIW, it's a desktop, not a server, 
running as a VM (vmware).


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