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Re: Update Problems



On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 03:01:29PM -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Dave Feustel wrote:
>>>>> Are you using Network Manager, and if so is NM managing your interface?
>>> 1. Is there a nm-applet in the upper panel on the left?
>>> 2. Check what:chkconfig --list |grep NetworkManager returns
>>
>> I don't understand either point 1 or point 2; I do almost everything via
>> the command line in xterm. Could you elaborate?
>
> If you have a /var/run/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.pid file, then
> NetworkManager is running.  That's probably the most reliable way.
>
> If you're in a GUI, look around in the taskbars and see if there's an
> icon that looks like two computers, one in front of the other.  Right
> click on it and select "About" from the drop-down menu.
>
> If the About box says "NetworkManager Applet", then NetworkManager is
> running.  If it says "Network Monitor" then NetworkManager is NOT
> running.  The problem is that the icon for the NetworkManager applet and
> the one for Network Monitor are damned near identical.  It's caught me
> by surprise before.

Thanks for this. I actually understand it!

There is an icon on the upper panel next to the date which, when I put
the mouse cursor over it, displays the message "no network connection".
As I mentioned in a previous post, the system stopped connecting at
boot, and I got internet connectivity by executing dhclient. Obviously,
that command by itself does not properly set network connectivity and
I have not figured out yet how to fix the broken step in bootup.


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