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Re: F10 not connected at start up -



On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 17:18 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> Craig White wrote:
> > On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 15:12 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> >   
> >> Craig White wrote:
> >>     
> >>> On Wed, 2009-03-11 at 14:34 -0400, Bob Goodwin wrote:
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >>>> I have an F-10 box that does not connect at boot.  I believe network 
> >>>> manager is completely disabled.  It starts in text mode, I enter startx.
> >>>>
> >>>> Fortunately I usually only boot it once a day at the most but it is a 
> >>>> bother.  I start it as 'bobg' and it wants a password [more than a dozen 
> >>>> characters], Then since it's not connected 'firestarter' isn't running 
> >>>> and it too wants a password, but since it's not connected 'firestarter' 
> >>>> wont start until I bring up system-config-network to activate the 
> >>>> connection, but first it wants a password, once that is down I can go to 
> >>>> the firestarter menu and start it.
> >>>>
> >>>> This is beginning to bother me and I know it must be something I have 
> >>>> misconfigured but haven't found it yet.  It just asked for some security 
> >>>> updates and I told it ok, enter the password again.  That's four times 
> >>>> in a few minutes and I haven't asked the computer to do any work yet!
> >>>>
> >>>> Any suggestions?
> >>>>     
> >>>>         
> >>> ----
> >>> the default is to have NetworkManager service on and 'network' service
> >>> off and also to boot runlevel 5 so clearly you have been changing things
> >>> since the original installation.
> >>>
> >>> You might want to ensure that 'network' service is set to automatically
> >>> start at your runlevel (you don't say which boot level you are
> >>> setting)...
> >>>
> >>> chkconfig --list network
> >>>
> >>> and I would presume if you are booting runlevel 3, which is supposed to
> >>> have networking turned on by default, the above should show 'on' for
> >>> runlevel 3.
> >>>
> >>> if not, execute either
> >>>
> >>> chkconfig --levels 2345 network on # very explicit
> >>> or
> >>> chkconfig network on # less explicit, uses /etc/init.d/network
> >>>                      # chkconfig statement to determine
> >>>
> >>> You might want to do similar for 'Firestarter' service to ensure it too
> >>> is automatically started at boot up.
> >>>
> >>> Craig
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>   
> >>>       
> >> Both network and firestarter are on for 2345, off for the others.
> >>     
> > ----
> > I would expect that if this is the case and there were a problem with
> > them starting during bootup, that /var/log/messages would indicate the
> > problem.
> >
> > Craig
> >
> >   
> 
> /var/log/messages  shows a number of references to NetworkManager.  I'm not sure what they mean or why they are there but it should be turned off?  
> 
> I find that if I boot it as root instead of bobg I eliminate three password entries, however it still does not come up connected until I click on "activate." in Network Device Control.  Then I can enable Firestarter.  It's faster and easier but not the solution I was looking for.
----
Bob - you're making this like pulling teeth.

Is NetworkManager turned on or off at boot?
chkconfig --list NetworkManager

'shows a number of references to NetworkManager. I'm not sure what they
mean or why they are there' ... Crystal ball cloudy, sorry, perhaps you
want to post them to the list so we have half a chance at diagnosing.

Craig


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