[Pkg-utopia-maintainers] Bug#562748: Bug#562748: network-manager: takes network down, not working, changes hostname

Michael Biebl biebl at debian.org
Thu Jan 28 02:25:59 UTC 2010

On 27.12.2009 19:17, Roberto Lumbreras wrote:
> Package: network-manager
> Version: 0.7.2-2
> Severity: critical
> Justification: breaks unrelated software
> After installing network-manager in an updated testing system (but without
> network-manager) it happened the following:
> -wireless network interface eth1 was taken down (it is "allow-hotplug"
> but it was set up manually), breaking several running applications that
> were using the network
> -hostname was set to `localhost' (not what it is in /etc/hostname),
> breaking all running X applications, as they could no longer access to the
> Xserver. Why the hell a program should change the hostname of a running
> system???
> -network was left down, and nm-applet says wireless device is not ready

Hi Roberto,

could you try the packages from [1] and see if they fix your problem.
See also the relevant upstream commit [2].


[1] http://debs.michaelbiebl.de/network-manager/
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