Network Manager in F11 Preview
mark.bidewell at alumni.clemson.edu
Wed Apr 29 15:52:45 UTC 2009
On Wed, Apr 29, 2009 at 11:44 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 11:12 -0400, Mark Bidewell wrote:
> > When I installed F11 preview. Network manager configured my eth0 to
> > never be activiated automatically. Since this was the only NIC on the
> > system the result was no network. Easily fixable but not user
> > friendly. I use KDE so I am not sure if this goes against network
> > manager or knetworkmanager. Any thoughts?
> People can't have it both ways. Anaconda will write ONBOOT=no if you
> are not installing over the network, and thus your interface will not be
> "autoconnect". If you do install over a network, then anaconda will
> write ONBOOT=yes, and you will get autoconnect. That's the root cause
> of your problem. Not sure how to fix it, because there are legitimate
> reasons for not making all interfaces autoconnect when you don't do a
> network install. Part of that is security; don't bring a network up
> until you really need it, since connecting to a network makes a machine
> less secure.
> Not sure how to fix this, it's more of a policy decision at install-time
> than anything technical.
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I guess the question here is what if I was a "Joe SixPack" user who didn't
know immediately to look in the settings what would I have done. Without
network connectivity it is a little difficult to research the answer.
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