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Ritorno da Venezia (2)

Posted in Linux, University life with tags on April 28, 2009 by xi'an

pict6273One frustrating problem took me two days to properly settle when coming back from Venezia: when visiting Ca’ Foscari, my computer needed a hard IP number and I thus used NetworkManager (associated with my gutsy 7.10 release of Kubuntu) to do this, moving to the manual configuration option. When I came back, I tried to switch back to the automatic configuration but, while my computer was indeed connecting to the network, it was (a) unable to move to an Ethernet connection while on a wireless connection and (b) not showing the networks under NetworkManager… I eventually had to play with the entries in /etc/network/interfaces until things worked properly, commenting most entries into

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
address 127.0.0.1
netmask 255.0.0.0

# The primary network interface
#iface eth0 inet dhcp
auto eth0

I actually remember having similar problems each time I had to use a fixed port, but this happens so rarely that I simply forget between two occurrences…

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