F8 NetworkManager going crazy at startup

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Sun Jul 27 23:49:09 UTC 2008

On Thursday 24 July 2008 12:49:30 pm Konstantin Svist wrote:
> Christoph Höger wrote:
> > Am Mittwoch, den 23.07.2008, 16:18 -0700 schrieb Konstantin Svist:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I've noticed a problem with NM recently (might've happened after a
> >> system update, not 100% sure when it started).
> >> When I log into KDE, NM starts connecting to the network. It used to
> >> connect eth0 if it was available, but nowadays it seems to both do that
> >> and attempt connecting to the wifi access point as well (or instead).
> >> After some chaotic motions on my part it settles down and connects eth0.
> >>
> >> What makes it do that and how do I make it stop?
> >> Thanks

I am having the same problem, and found that either workarounds fixed this. 
But I don't like it. 
What strange for me is, when it connects to both Wifi and eth0, it uses Wifi 
as the default network, even after I try to click the eth0 several time, and 
NM reported "connected to wired network". I checked this by copying large 
file over my LAN network and the speed is Wifi speed (~2MB/s) rather than 
eth0 speed (~9MB/s). That is annoying.

> > Right Mouse on nm-applet -> edit connections -> your wifi connection ->
> > edit -> disable automatic start should do.
> You mean set the wifi connection to manual?
> The great thing about NM so far was that it automatically chose between
> the multiple connections -- and ethernet always had priority unless
> overridden by hand. If it'll be manual from now on, what's the point?

I agree, that's why I don't like this workaround

> My *workaround* is right-click on nm-applet -> uncheck enable wireless.

I resorted to do this too, but then it's also a problem because you have to 
enable wireless again if you want to connect. And it prevents 
the "automatically uses the available Wifi connection when the cable is 
For me it's not a real problem as I'm used to twiddle with the system, but 
it's not very user friendly for less geeky user that I am setting up this 
laptop for.


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