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Re: Gnome Network Manager appears disconnected when using Static IP...



Thank you, Roberto, for your answer. Here's my feedback:

1) My user account is indeed part of the "netdev" group:

martin@spc1:~$ groups
martin adm dialout fax cdrom floppy tape audio dip video plugdev scanner netdev powerdev

2) I use a static IP for this eth0...

Thank you anyway, if any of you has another idea, feel free to post them...


2008/3/26, Roberto D'Oliveira <rcdeoliveira@gmail.com>:
2008/3/27, El Amigo De La Playa <tropicalswim@gmail.com>:

> Hi List,
>
>  I am using Debian Testing with Gnome on a i686 desktop.
>
>  Perfect install (well, almost...)
>
>  On the top bar, in the right-hand corner, next to date & time, is the
> "nm-applet 0.6.5", which is the Network Manager icon, you know, the one with
> 2 little blue monitor...
>
>  When the network is not connected, it displays a red cross...
>
>  So after my install, I was running DHCP, and the "nm-applet 0.6.5" was
> working just fine, no red cross...
>
>  Then I wanted to have my regular static IP (I need it, because I share
> files between various PC's in my local network...). I successfully
> configured it, but the "nm-applet 0.6.5" displayed the red cross, saying "no
> network connection"... (I am connected to both network & internet, but the
> applet says I am not...)
>
>  That was also the case when running Fedora and Gnome, or Debian Etch and
> Gnome...
>
>  I wish to "make it work", that is to have the Gnome Network Manager
> acknowledging my Static IP connection...
>
>  If any of you fellow users has a clue, feel free to post it here, thanks in
> advance !
>
>  For more info, here's my ifconfig:
>
> > spc1:/home/martin# ifconfig
> > eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:11:5b:2a:4c:29
> >           inet adr:192.168.11.15  Bcast:192.168.11.255
> Masque:255.255.255.0
> >           adr inet6: fe80::211:5bff:fe2a:4c29/64 Scope:Lien
> >           UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500
> Metric:1
> >           RX packets:48486 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> >           TX packets:43015 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> >           collisions:0 lg file transmission:1000
> >           RX bytes:40115914 (38.2 MiB)  TX bytes:4739682 (4.5 MiB)
> >           Interruption:21 Adresse de base:0xec00
> >
> > lo        Link encap:Boucle locale
> >           inet adr:127.0.0.1  Masque:255.0.0.0
> >           adr inet6: ::1/128 Scope:Hôte
> >           UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
> >           RX packets:499 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
> >           TX packets:499 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
> >           collisions:0 lg file transmission:0
> >           RX bytes:16017 (15.6 KiB)  TX bytes:16017 (15.6 KiB)
> >
>


nm-applet needs 2 conditions to work:
1) The user have to be into "netdev" group
2) Cards managed by nm must have no configuration or dhcp configuration

Sorry, my english isn't good.

--
Saludos,

Roberto D'Oliveira


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