Forcing static address in 12.04

rikona rikona at
Tue Jun 9 20:37:30 UTC 2015

Hello Colin,

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 11:53:45 AM, Colin wrote:

> On 9 June 2015 at 17:29, rikona <rikona at> wrote:
>> ..
>> 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.

> Do you mean you click on the network icon in the top panel and then
> click Edit Connections?

Yes, or click 'networks' in 'system' [+ other ways - I've seen network
stuff come up in multiple non-identical ways]

> If not then exactly what do you do? However I guess this is not
> relevant at the moment as you have no network icon in the top panel.

True, and not in other places either. Plus, when booting says 'waiting
for network' for a LONG time - eventually boots with no net stuff at

> Does the network icon appear if you type, in a terminal nm-applet

No - gives a long multi-part msg [ shortened ] :

Could not initialize NMClient --- org.freedesktop.NetworkManager not
provided by any .service files

applet now removed from notification area

failed to register as agent

starting applet secret agent because GNOME shell disappeared

+ repeats of some of the above...

Thanks for the reply...



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