Forcing static address in 12.04

Linda haniganwork at
Tue Jun 9 20:46:22 UTC 2015

On 06/09/2015 01:53 PM, Colin Law 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?  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.
> Does the network icon appear if you type, in a terminal
> nm-applet
> Colin

Does your machine have a /etc/network/interfaces  file?
For Ubuntu 10 I had to remove network manager and set the 
information in the file by hand it  looked like this
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address XXX.XXX.X.X
gateway XXX.XXX.X.XX

If the file exists you might try filling in the values and 
see if when you reboot it can find the network.

It would be something simple to try
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