12.04.2 LTS, new install, network broken

Dave Woyciesjes woyciesjes at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jul 9 16:28:39 UTC 2013

On 07/09/2013 12:21 PM, Gene Heskett wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 July 2013 11:58:53 Dave Woyciesjes did opine:
>> On 07/09/2013 08:56 AM, Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> Tom H wrote:
>>>> You can control resolv.conf via the configs of dhclient, ifupdown,
>>>> and NM and "nail" it to be exactly what you want it to be. You have
>>>> to use the tools with which you're provided rather than ignore them
>>>> and try to get around them.
>>> Another option would be to uninstall NM and resolvconf and configure
>>> the network manually like it was done in the good old days. Of course
>>> this is not a general advice for a newcomer. But Gene has a rather
>>> special setup and AIUI he has no use for NM and he knows how to setup
>>> the config files.
>> 	Yep, that's Gene. He doesn't seem to have a need for a gui at
> all...
> Chuckle.  Hi Dave. :)

	Howdy... :) Just giving you some props. Seems some folks don't 
appreciate your lovely fuzzy demeanor & brains.

> That isn't quite true, gui's are nice if they expand the horizons of what
> can be done with them. Kde gives you a menu with hundreds of ways to skin a
> cat.  So did Gnome. Unity, which seems based on a list of favorites
> someplace, and while I assume there is a facility to allow that to be
> expanded, one would wind up with a main window that resembles my next door
> neighbors W8 machine with so many icons covering the picture of her
> grandchildren that she has to move some of them to get to the icon for the
> one she wants to run.  That very quickly degenerates from eye candy into
> "Butt Ugly".
> My 2 cents of course.  That won't buy much today of course.
> I suppose a windows escapee would feel right at home though.  But IMO, we
> shouldn't be striving to be "like windows", but better, much better than
> windows.  This is the sort of work screens we had on the amiga's running
> AmigaDOS3.2 in the 90's, but now its July 2013  Can we not make some real,
> usability progress other than increased color depth in 20 years?
> Cheers, Gene

	From using Gnome3 for a while now, I'd say that Gnome3 is the way 
forward; but that's my opinion. Others prefer Unity. KDE, on the other 
hand, still seems a bit behind.

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