Forcing static address in 12.04

rikona rikona at
Tue Jun 9 16:29:31 UTC 2015

This is a partial response to try to clear up the communication. I
will respond again when I have the results of the suggestions.

Monday, June 8, 2015, 9:38:33 PM, Karl wrote:

> On Mon, 2015-06-08 at 20:49 -0700, rikona wrote:
>> > Which tool are you using?  In NM I see Automatic(DHCP) and Manual, not fixed.
>> Part of manual is putting in a fixed address - didn't mean to imply
>> that's what the screen said, but wanted to get across what I wanted to
>> accomplish.

> I apologise for being blunt, but we are trying to help you.

I realize that and appreciate the help VERY MUCH!!!

> You were asked a very specific question: "What tool are you using".
> Your answer was waffle. Please either answer the questions you are
> asked, clearly and precisely, or stop wasting everybody's time.

The real answer is I don't know the underlying pgm name that produces
the GUI windows I use to set up the network. If I did know I WOULD
tell you. I click on an icon, a window pops up titled 'network' or
'network [something]'. There is NOTHING there that indicates the
underlying pgm name; there is no 'about' to give additional guidance.
I guessed you would think it stupid if I said I used the 'network'
pgm, so I didn't do that.

Up to now, I have used the 'click/fill in' GUI and that has been
sufficient to set up the network properly. I did not need to know the
pgm name. I have not had use the CLI, and thus never needed to know
the underlying pgm name. And, to complicate things, all the network
GUIs have disappeared from the box, so I can't tell you exactly what
is in those GUIs either.

I am trying to give as much info as possible, and all I know or have
thought of that might be helpful [such as the router fix]. I am not a
computer expert and likely won't know things that an expert might
expect. If that seems to be the case, it was not intentional.

> You have a mixed up machine. Stuff that should work, doesn't. Stuff
> that should work in a particular way, doesn't. Stuff that should be
> there, isn't. So the first task is to figure out what you actually
> have or do not have.

Agreed. I will reply to this when I have the info. And again, many
thanks for the help!



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