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Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid – Fix Static IP & Network Manager Problem

Hey all,

today i have installed the new release of Ubuntu, 8.10 Intrepid

but i had a problem setting my IP to a static one, when i do this through the network manager, and when i edited the network files manually nothing worked, so here is the steps i followed to solve the problem :

first i removed the network manager

sudo update-rc.d -f NetworkManager remove

then i added my network configuration by editing the file /etc/network/interfaces

sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

so it looks like

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.xxx
gateway 192.168.1.xxx

then i edited the file /etc/resolv.conf to add my DNS

sudo nano -w /etc/resolv.conf

to look like

# Generated by NetworkManager
nameserver 192.168.1.xxx

then i restart the networking by :

sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart

if u still have problems, i suggest you restart the machine and check, the above steps is how i got my network up .

enjoy the new Ubuntu 😉