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December 10th, 2010, 01:37 AM
I have an old laptop (AMD 64-bit CPU) computer that has an LCD going bad. Jaunty & Maverick are installed. SSH server is also installed. The problem is, I have no network connectivity unless I'm logged into the DE. Then Network Manager activates and there is connectivity.

How can I have network connectivity (wireless and/or wired) on bootup, not only when I'm logged into the DE?

December 10th, 2010, 01:39 AM
Does it have to connect to a wireless network or something?

I'd just remove network manager, but that's just me.

I'm running 10.04 Desktop and it just sits at the login screen. I can SSH in without any problems.

December 10th, 2010, 01:48 AM
Yes, since it's a laptop PC, it doesn't always sit in the same place. When it's home (which is most of the time), it connects to my WPA/ WPA 2 Personal wireless network. I can plug it into ethernet, but many times it's not convenient.

I've never removed Network Manager, and I understand it is considered part of the "main" Ubuntu package. I am certainly familiar with "sudo aptitude remove package-name" but besides that, I would need more specifics on how to get this working.

December 10th, 2010, 02:39 AM
Ok. I'm not sure if you can do it if it's set for wireless access.

However, in network manager, is wireless set to "all users" ?

December 10th, 2010, 03:18 AM
Yes, wireless is set to all users.

December 10th, 2010, 04:00 AM
Hmm ok.

You can try setting it so that you aren't using network manager.

See here:

December 10th, 2010, 04:06 AM
Thanks. I was looking for that thread.

December 10th, 2010, 04:29 AM
Hope it works for you. :)

IMHO: Use wired for a server, as wireless can add a bit of complexity to your setup.