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Re: NM fails to connect when booting ?? -[SOLVED]

Hi Todd;

At the risk of beating a dead horse ...

On Tue, 2009-03-17 at 23:25 -0400, Todd Zullinger wrote:
> William Case wrote:
> > It has been reported by someone else as a medium level bug.  See:
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=470477
> Or see the changelog of NetworkManager-
> * Mon Mar 09 2009 Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> - 1:
> - Missing ONBOOT should actually mean ONBOOT=yes (rh #489422)
> Bug #489422 is "No network after last NM update"
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/489422
> > The bug comments gave me the following work around:
> >
> > The automatic wired network connection can be made to work by doing:
> >
> > "if and only if the flag ONBOOT in
> > /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 is set to "yes""
> >
> > My ifcfg-eth0 file had ONBOOT=no; I changed it to ONBOOT=yes and now my
> > Internet connection is made automatically on boot.
> >
> > I would think that this is more than a medium level concern,
> > particularly for new users of Fedora 10.
> Well, the levels aren't really used my many maintainers (though maybe
> they are for RHEL bugs, which 470477 is...).  But aside from that, the
> NM release on Fedora fixes the bug that a missing ONBOOT parameter is
> treated differently in NM than it was by the network service.  I can't
> see how having ONBOOT=no and NM not starting that device could be
> construed as an NM bug though.  It's perhaps a bug if some tool is
> automatically writing the ONBOOT=no into the ifcfg file when it
> shouldn't be.

I agree completely.  The problem seems to be in the NetworkManager
Applet.  First, there is no manual.  Secondly, it seems to lack any
ability to affect the function of NetworkManager -- at least at the
simplest level.  I can't use it to disconnect, if for some reason I
might want to (eg. tweaking, playing around, etc.).  Even when I use the
edit function - "Edit Connections" - all the editable fields are greyed
out.  To me that is where an ordinary user would think to alter the
ifcfg-eth* script.  It seems to be just a front end gui for nm-tools
which in turn is only a reporting program.

Maybe more is coming in the NetworkManager Applet. 

Regards Bill
Fedora 10, Gnome 2.24.3
Evo.2.24.5, Emacs 22.3.1

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