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Old 04-01-2008, 04:25 PM   #1
fullout-blaine
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ubuntu 7.10 laptop forgets network settings on reboot/suspend/logout


Summary of the problem: My ubuntu 7.10 64 bit laptop forgets network connection settings upon reboot, suspend, and logout.

I have created two "saved locations" in system->administration->network for my laptop:
1. "home-wireless" for my wireless connection.
2. "home-wired" for my wired connection.

I would like to have the laptop automatically load my "home-wireless" location by default at all times.

Instead of loading "home-wireless" or my last configuration, it loads some configuration that I didn't create and that does not work (it does not have a name in the location field of system->administration->network).

My current workaround is to visit system->administration->network after every boot, suspend, and logout and manually select the "home-wireless" location and apply it. My network is then instantly detected and I can work normally.


I'm not sure what the problem is or where to look next.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.


Thanks
 
Old 04-01-2008, 04:35 PM   #2
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I assume you are using gnome?

Use synaptics to remove gnome network manager.
Logout and login.
Install kde network manager and setup your network preferences.
 
Old 04-01-2008, 05:56 PM   #3
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arno,

Thanks for the quick reply.

I am running gnome.

As per your instructions, I removed network manager and the gnome front-end, rebooted, installed knetworkmanager, and rebooted again. (I don't know if the reboots were strictly necessary but thought they couldn't hurt.) Anyway, it didn't solve my problem.

In fact, knetworkmanager doesn't seem to detect my system properly. It says no devices detected and the addresses, statistics, and network tabs are grayed-out. I tried to configure it but the settings seemed to be limited. In short, I couldn't get it to do anything.

On the bright side, I was able to go to system->administration->network and select my "home-wireless" location and establish a network connection so it didn't seem to break anything.

I'm not sure what to do next. Is there something I missed with knetworkmanager? Why do I need these network managers (kde or gnome)? They don't seem to be adding any functionality.

Thanks
 
Old 04-01-2008, 06:05 PM   #4
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I got the advise from someone who had the complete gnome and kde desktop installed which is a bit of on overkill in your case.
I will have a look if there is another solution.
I did hear that ubuntu 8.04 had some nice features in connection to different networks.
 
  


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