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Re: Update Problems

On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 04:08:19PM -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Dave Feustel wrote:
>> 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!
> Good!  :-)
>> 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.
> Well, we still don't know if it's NetworkManager (NM for short) or if
> you're using ye ol' network stuff.  My guess is it's NM (the "About"
> will tell you).

Clicking 'about' generates a popup identifying NM as Applet 0.7.0.

> If it's NM, then make sure "Enable Networking" is checkmarked (right  
> click on icon).  If it isn't then NM won't try to manage the network and
> that may be where you're having issues.  If it's not checked, right  
> click on the NM applet icon and left-click on the "Enable Networking"
> option.  Then wait a few seconds to see if it fires up.

Clicking on enable networking produced an immediate 'Network
disconnected' message. Then left-clicking produced a bunch of
lines that listed a series of network devices (5) that had been
disconnected. All the text is greyed out.

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