On Fedora 10
the Network Manager
service handles networking by activating the networking device on request. After an upgrade attempt to Fedora 11 the Network Manager has been left in an undefined state without a working network access. As a quick solution I have turned the option to allow control by the Network Manger, and instead use the standard Network service by activating the ethernet device at startup.
Unfortunate side effects are:
- Firefox always starts in offline (didn't do that before, and doesn't remember my setting to go online after a reboot)
- Re-enabling the Network Manager takes over the device again, but reports no networking (obviously something has been messed up behind the scenes), and does not allow to activate the device by hand via the Network GUI interface
I am able to set up networking, but it gets annoying to fiddle with this after each new booting. All hints are appreciated!