Network issues with F8

Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at
Thu Nov 22 01:16:10 UTC 2007


I am having some very strange network setup issues with F8.

1) On two for two systems (one upgraded from F7 and one fresh LiceCD
install) that I have set up so far that have static IP assignments,
the network interface does not come up as active on boot eventhough it
is supposed to according to the config. NetworkManager is disabled so
it shouldn't be taking part in messing with my config, If this was
such a wide-spread issue I would think there would be more screaming
here on the list but maybe I am just lucky. Or maybe everyone uses
DHCP these days.

2) Due to the interface being inactive, I was looking for an easy way
to activate it after booting. system-control-network runs OK as root
but just dies with the following error when run as a regular user:
[mwiktowy at localhost ~]$ system-control-network
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/system-control-network", line 484, in <module>
    window = mainDialog()
  File "/usr/bin/system-control-network", line 117, in __init__
    self.devicelist = self.getProfDeviceList()
  File "/usr/bin/system-control-network", line 406, in getProfDeviceList
    profilelist = getProfileList(refresh)
  File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/",
line 652, in getProfileList
  File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/",
line 75, in load
    changed = updateNetworkScripts()
  File "/usr/share/system-config-network/netconfpkg/",
line 940, in updateNetworkScripts
    log.log(5, "Cannot write to %s" % (getRoot + "/"))
TypeError: unsupported operand type(s) for +: 'function' and 'str'

I am wondering if the two problems are related and if anyone could
give some pointers on where to look.


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