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    removed network manager

    Oops

    Anyway, now I can't use the network. And apt-get seems to
    not function well without a network connection.

    I tried modifying the standard
    /etc/network/interfaces file to say that eth0 can use
    dhcp but when I enable it there is no DHCP response.
    (another ubuntu machine I have has a DHCP IP address so
    I know there is a server on the network).

    I've tried downloading the wpasupplicant package (networkmanager
    depends on it) and installing from a flash drive.
    gdebi says "Dependency is not satisfiable: libc6). When
    I used Synaptic Package Manager it says libc6 is installed. I
    suspect that someone can't find libc6 status over the network.
    I tried modifying /etc/apt/sources.list to include the
    line:
    deb file://localhost/media/disk-1 gusty main restricted
    . This is where I have the wpasupplicant package. Doesn't
    seem to find it.

    So I am looking for ideas. Thanks

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    Re: removed network manager

    How did you remove it? Have you uninstalled by 'accidentally' typing <sudo apt-get remove network-manager-gnome>, or have you just removed the icon from the panel?
    I assume that the latter is the case, since the former seems unlikely. If so, alt+f2 and nm-applet should bring the icon back.

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    Re: removed network manager

    I am cramped for space so I removed it with apt-get with thinking it through
    Last edited by vdtdriver; July 16th, 2008 at 05:10 PM.

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    Re: removed network manager

    You've completed step 1 towards replacing it with Wicd, in my opinion

    Whether you choose Wicd or network manager, you ought to be able to download a .deb of either since you're using the new now, and install it on Ubuntu later on.
    "Many go fishing all their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after."
    - Henry David Thoreau

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    Re: removed network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by vdtdriver View Post
    I am cramped for space so I removed it with apt-get with thinking it through
    You should be able to reinstall it from your installation CD. Just make sure you have the CD added to repositories and reload the list.

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    Re: removed network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by mikewhatever View Post
    You should be able to reinstall it from your installation CD. Just make sure you have the CD added to repositories and reload the list.
    wpasuplicant is not no the Live CD for what ever reason and as I stated above when I tried to install from a flash driver I got the message about libc6 missing when in fact it is installed.

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    Re: removed network manager

    If I moved lib6c.deb (of course it is a longer name) to
    /var/cache/apt/archives would that help? Have to hold off on testing
    that for a while because of other tasks.

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    Re: removed network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by vdtdriver View Post
    If I moved lib6c.deb (of course it is a longer name) to
    /var/cache/apt/archives would that help? Have to hold off on testing
    that for a while because of other tasks.
    No, that didn't help.

    Also got around to reading the man page for sources.list and
    tried to follow the syntax, but somehow I am not getting it
    right.

    deb file:/home/dave/archive gutsy main restricted universe

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    Re: removed network manager

    One of the first things I do when installing a new system is remove the network manager. For DHCP, entry in /etc/network/interfaces should be

    Code:
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    then I do a network restart with

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/networking restart
    Quote Originally Posted by Legendary_Bibo View Post
    I tried, and by tried I mean I did a half a**ed google search, and by half a**ed google search I mean I typed "eread pdg"

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    Re: removed network manager

    Quote Originally Posted by alphaniner View Post
    One of the first things I do when installing a new system is remove the network manager. For DHCP, entry in /etc/network/interfaces should be

    Code:
    auto eth0
    iface eth0 inet dhcp
    then I do a network restart with

    Code:
    /etc/init.d/networking restart
    Thanks for the reply.

    I tried part of the same (no auto, used ifup/ifdown). Get
    DHCPDISCOVER...
    No DHCPOFFERS received.

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