[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#436181: NetworkManager ignores static configuration
rocombs at cs.nmsu.edu
Mon Aug 6 03:07:34 UTC 2007
I just did my first fresh install of etch, and everything
looked really good until I rebooted and tried to use the
I could ping things by IP, but name resolution was out.
I thought, must be an installer bug, so I checked the
resolv.conf, and it only said:
# generated by NetworkManager, do not edit!
[ five or so blank lines]
I had never heard of this program before so I double-
checked the network interface configuration, and it had
both the DNS search path and nameservers I wanted to use.
The man page for NetowrkManager pointed me to nm-tool but
that tool's man page didn't suggest any way of changing
the behavior of the software. nm-tool reported a self-
assigned IP (169.x.x.x) on one eth1 and doesn't seem to
know about eth0. Running ifconfig shows eth0 with the
correct information and eth1 as being down.
Running route -n shows that the default gateway is not
nm-tool --help doesn't work (in fact all command line args
seem to be ignored).
For now I have removed the package, but it would be nicer
if it worked out of the box.
amd64 single processor
two onboard Ethernet devices
eth0 is forcedeth (primary interface)
eth1 is sky2
static (non-DCHP) IP, static nameserver
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