starting Fedora Server SIG

Martin Langhoff martin.langhoff at
Thu Nov 13 23:50:44 UTC 2008

On Thu, Nov 13, 2008 at 10:02 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw at> wrote:
> You can certainly disable NetworkManager and use manual configuration of
> your network devices.

Correct. That's what we do for the OLPC School Server. NM is a good
fit for the XO laptop, but not so much for the server.

All you need to do is notinclude NM in your spin, and make sure the
chkconfig is told that the network service should be on. Works a

If/when NM is apt for server roles, I may reconsider, but you should
see the crazy network scripts I use - unless NM is as scriptable as
the oldstyle network scripts, I can't use it here.

In related new, I would really appreciate a few howtos on how to get
replace the desktop-oriented daemons with the old tools. For example,
right now there's console-kit-daemon running on my test School Server,
complaining about something.


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