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Old 03-02-2009, 06:06 AM   #1
acute123
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Lightbulb Problems with NetworkManager Applet in Debian


Hi Everyone

I have downloaded latest version of Debian. It installed perfectly well. I convert it into "Unstable" using instructions from
http://www.lugs.org.sg/pipermail/slu...er/001195.html

But when i run the command apt-get dist-upgrade

then during upgradation process i get the following error

"The NetworkManager applet could not find some required resources. It cannot continue"

So i cannot connect to Internet.

My desktop environment is Gnome.

Any urgent help is highly appreciated.

Regards
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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network manager is not required to connect to the Internet.. Quite frankly you could uninstall network manager, ensure your /etc/network/interfaces file is correctly configured for your ethernet card and you should be just fine.

userer@it-lenny:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
Code:
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
Personally I find the network-manager application to be annoying. Always telling you the cable is unplugged when you have a static IP address assigned, so usually i just remove it. if I must use a graphical network management application I much prefer wicd.
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:22 AM   #3
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Thanks a lot for your quick reply.

My /etc/network/interfaces looks like this

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
allow-hotplug eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth0

I want to mention one important thing that i am running Debian on Vmware Workstation and i connect to the Internet through the LAN(Local Area Network).

Since i got the message "The NetworkManager applet could not find some required resources. It cannot continue"
I am unable to use Network services(e.g Internet) in my Debian Virtual machine.


Once again thanks a lot for your help.

Regards
 
Old 03-02-2009, 08:54 AM   #4
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Like I said I would try removing network-manager, it could be preventing your network from working right now.. you can always re-install network-manager later if you want..

aptitude remove network-manager network-manager-gnome
/etc/init.d/networking restart


remove network-manager
restart network services
try accessing the network..
 
Old 03-02-2009, 09:16 AM   #5
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Thanks a lot

It is working now

Best Regards
 
  


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