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    a way to safely remove Network Manager

    Hello, everyone.

    I'm looking for a way to safely remove Network Manager. I've already disabled it and the network is running fine.

    I am not sure if

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove network-manager network-manager-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome
    is safe for the system and won't cause any problems.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by clearski; May 11th, 2013 at 04:15 PM. Reason: marked as solved

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    Re: a way to safely remove Network Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by clearski View Post
    Hello, everyone.

    I'm looking for a way to safely remove Network Manager. I've already disabled it and the network is running fine.

    I am not sure if

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove network-manager network-manager-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome
    is safe for the system and won't cause any problems.

    Thank you.
    Looks good to me. You might also remove all the configurations files with:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge network-manager network-manager-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome
    How are you connecting without NM? Are you sure it's not running?
    Code:
    ps aux | grep etwork
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: a way to safely remove Network Manager

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    Looks good to me. You might also remove all the configurations files with:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge network-manager network-manager-gnome network-manager-pptp network-manager-pptp-gnome
    That did it really well. I had to manually delete the directory /etc/NetworkManager, but that was all.

    Quote Originally Posted by chili555 View Post
    How are you connecting without NM? Are you sure it's not running?

    Code:
    ps aux | grep etwork
    I had /etc/network/interfaces configured, including a DHCP server and DNS resolver. I also made a backup and some tests before.

    It was nice to use Network Manager, it worked very well since I installed Ubuntu, but there's more fun without it.

    Code:
    ps aux |grep etwork
    username     3084  0.0  0.0   4428   828 pts/1    S+   18:02   0:00 grep --color=auto etwork
    Thank you!

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    Re: a way to safely remove Network Manager

    Awesome. It looks like you are all set!
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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