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Re: [trinity-users] Re: how to get tdenetworkmanager - with no wicd ? - P.S.

From: "Dr. Nikolaus Klepp" <office@...>
Date: Fri, 4 Sep 2020 09:04:52 +0200
Anno domini 2020 Thu, 3 Sep 23:17:50 -0700
 William Morder via trinity-users scripsit:
> On Thursday 03 September 2020 14:56:01 deloptes wrote:
> > Dr. Nikolaus Klepp wrote:
> > > Remove or comment out all lines except these 2, then reboot:
> > >
> > > auto lo
> > > iface lo inet loopback
> >
> > good catch Dr. Klepp - I have completely forgotton that there are still
> > people on desktops with entries in the file.
> > When I read your question it lighted up again - to manage the networks by
> > NetworkManager there should be no entries in there (except lo as pointed by
> > you)
> >
> >
> >
> Changed these lines now (contrary to all advice found by online "experts"!), 
> and I am now rebooting in order to do a test run. 
> Science means that I ought to be able to reproduce your results, rather than 
> attributing my problems to the Men in Black. 
> Bill
> P.S. Regarding those lines in /etc/network/interfaces
> Okay, so that did the trick, I believe, so far as getting my network to behave 
> normally again. I am puzzled about why it should begin to misbehave, when I 
> have been using those settings since long before TDE and Debian. I believe I 
> set those lines back when I started running Linux, sometime around Kubuntu 
> Hardy Heron 8.04, so about 2006 or 2007, back when I still had direct contact 
> with other human beings. 
> Anyway, so the worst of the issue is solved. It seems that I can go 
> online/offline, back and forth, without my connection getting caught in some 
> limbo then needing to reboot. 
> However, there is yet one glitch. When I tried to use tdenetworkmanager to 
> connect, I can look at all available networks, as usual, and everything 
> behaves as expected. I only needed to re-enter my wifi password, enable my 
> chosen network, etc., but when I go to save the network, I am told that I 
> don't have sufficient permissions. 
> On the other hand, wicd seems to work normally again, so that life can go on, 
> one way or another. I would like to solve this new issue, but if not, at 
> least I can control my network connection. 

What groups are you in? IMO you need to be in "netdev".

> Bill
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