So I disabled (or at least unchecked) Network manager from System>Pref>Startup App.
My interfaces looks like:
For what it's worth, if I try to SSH into the desktop during Post/Grub etc, it comes back:
iface lo inet loopback
iface eth0 inet static
ssh: connect to host jourosis.ipstuff.com port 1199: No route to host
During Ubuntu startup, but before the login screen:
ssh: connect to host jourosis.ipstuff.com port 1199: Connection refused
At the login screen:
Permission denied (publickey).
Any further ideas? Is a full uninstall of Network Manager necessary?