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Ubuntu 10.10: Problem with static IP address and network-manager

As of Ubuntu 10.10, I find network-manager problematic, since it alters the static IP address you’ve configured in /etc/network/interfaces.  This is even though you successfully configured the static IP address and stuff. Network-Manager still override them with and use the IP the DHCP had given.

So for now my only fix is to uninstall network-manager and packages related to it.

#> sudo apt-get purge network-manager network-manager-gnome

After this, the static IP address configured in /etc/network/interfaces will be working fine.

Done.

 

2 responses to “Ubuntu 10.10: Problem with static IP address and network-manager

  1. Bog January 17, 2011 at 6:41 pm

    Very Annoying. Yes, Network manager cannot seem to get along with standard ethernet settings. One other way is to make sure ‘interfaces’ file in /etc/network has eth0 or eth1 depending, setup and the ‘auto’ line added. Then in ‘nm-settings.conf’ file in /etc/NetworkManager, make sure the line ‘managed=false’ is there. Seems to work so far, but bugginess might eventually require an uninstall. It is a server, so set-and-forget is no big deal. I think Network Manager is more for laptops.

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