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Bug#416526: installation-report: semi-successful desktop install

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Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 28, 2007 at 08:45:44PM +0300, Eddy Petrișor wrote:
>> Network Manager was installed although only the desktop task was
>> selected. This is broken since on a desktop it links the operation of
>> setting up the network to an X application. Running
>> /etc/init.d/networking restart had no effect since Network Manager
>> "takes care" not to allow that script to do anything.
> How does it do this?  There's nothing in the network-manager package's
> maintainer scripts that would do this.
>> I haven't tested, but that would mean that I can't start the network
>> unless I can start X
> Um, so you've filed a serious bug without testing that anything has actually
> broken?

No, you misunderstood.

These don't work (according to /usr/share/doc/README.Debian, only
for interfaces marked auto and using dhcp):

/etc/init.d/networking restart

/etc/init.d/networking start

until you log in and enable the network interface.

I meant that I haven't tested right out the box from a text console,
before starting any X session, but the commands above did not work
from X until NM fiddled with it.

I have tested this after logging once and leaving the network
configuration in an unconfigured state (according to NM); in this
case, too the init script didn't work.

The only case where the init script worked was when I enabled the
interface from NM and *then* it worked, even if I logged out of the
X session. This would work until NM disables/deconfigures(/whatever
is appropriate term would be according to NM) the card, when the
init script, again, has no effect.

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