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Bug#604474: general: Network-Manager-Applet 0.8.1 shows "disconnected",, but connection working


On Mon, Nov 22, 2010 at 03:52:14PM +0100, jones.79 wrote:
> /etc/network/interfaces:
> allow-hotplug eth0
> iface eth0 inet dhcp
> Ok, if this is the intended behaviour of Network Manager (0.8.1),
> but it is misleading. 

How so ... Have you read /usr/share/doc/network-manager/README.Debian

Each distro has their own rationale for the choice of default behavior.
"Debian is not acting like Ubuntu" is not good enough for the bug report.

> I had a look at the Network Manager (0.8) in
> Ubuntu 10.04 and it does show the connection listed in
> /etc/network/interfaces as "auto eth0". And if the connection is
> established the Network Manager symbol changes to "connected".
> So did the Ubuntu-developers tweak the way that the Network Manager
> is working?

Quite likely ... but this mailing list/bug report system  is not for Ubuntu.


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