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ene_dene
April 15th, 2010, 01:38 PM
I use Ubuntu 9.10.
I need to have network right away because I put home directories on a server and use them via NFS.
To have network right away I needed to remove network-manager and put the configuration manually. It works, but after I removed the network manager, by pressing alt+F1,2,3,4 I don't get text terminals, that is I get them, but I don't have the option to login, just a cursor blinking. Sometime I need these terminals so I can kill a process that is crushing GUI, I don't want to do hard resets.

Why is that? Is there a better way for having network before GUI than editing /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolve.conf?

LeeDaugherty
April 15th, 2010, 01:50 PM
Editing network/interfaces is how you setup a manual connection. Hopefully a typo, but from GUI to terminal you have to hit ctrl-alt-F1. Uninstalling NetworkManager shouldn't have anything to do with your getty's (TTYs). I keep reading your post and I don't think I'm getting what the problem is? Are you trying to login during boot before the gui loads? That would explain all this and has a simple solution.

ene_dene
April 15th, 2010, 03:05 PM
Editing network/interfaces is how you setup a manual connection. Hopefully a typo, but from GUI to terminal you have to hit ctrl-alt-F1. Uninstalling NetworkManager shouldn't have anything to do with your getty's (TTYs). I keep reading your post and I don't think I'm getting what the problem is? Are you trying to login during boot before the gui loads? That would explain all this and has a simple solution.

You're correct, it was a typo, I meant alt+ctrl+Fn, n=1,2,..6.
I have found the error. While editing /etc/network/interfaces I haven't put the line:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
and some programs couldn't connect to localhost. Now, everything works good.