+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #599707 +++
Description of problem:
When I uncheck "Controlled by NetworkManager" in system-config-network, the network interface deactivates and won't reactivate.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
2. Click eth0, click edit, uncheck "Controlled by NetworkManager", click OK
4. Click "Activate"
A pop-up box says, "Error: Unknown connection: 5fb06bd0-0bb0-7ffb-45f1-d6edd65f3e03." and the network does not work.
Either the network should work, or it should give a helpful error message which gives a hint as to how to resolve the problem.
Despite having used Fedora for years, I'm stumped by the current network setup. I absolutely do not want my computer to connect to my dhcp server, or try to scout out other ways to connect, or to raise and lower the network connection at the console user's whim. I want to give it a static ip address, and have it connect to that at boot and remain connected until shutdown. There should be an easy way to shut off all the dynamic network "management".
--- Additional comment from email@example.com on 2010-06-04 09:48:55 EDT ---
(In reply to comment #0)
> Actual results:
> A pop-up box says, "Error: Unknown connection:
> 5fb06bd0-0bb0-7ffb-45f1-d6edd65f3e03." and the network does not work.
Not a s-c-network problem.
Adding (or changing to)
in network-scripts/ifcfg-ethx (ethx is previously NM controlled NIC)
and then ifup ethx
also fails with the above mentioned Error.
Not sure whether this is initscripts (let's try this first) or NM problem (adding Dan to CC).
> Additional info:
> Despite having used Fedora for years, I'm stumped by the current network setup.
> I absolutely do not want my computer to connect to my dhcp server, or try to
> scout out other ways to connect, or to raise and lower the network connection
> at the console user's whim. I want to give it a static ip address, and have it
> connect to that at boot and remain connected until shutdown. There should be an
> easy way to shut off all the dynamic network "management".
Right click on NM-applet, 'Edit connections...', select interface, 'Edit...', 'IPv4 Settings' tab, switch Method to Manual, fill in your static address/netmask
--- Additional comment from firstname.lastname@example.org on 2010-06-04 10:46:28 EDT ---
> Right click on NM-applet, 'Edit connections...', select interface, 'Edit...',
> 'IPv4 Settings' tab, switch Method to Manual, fill in your static
When I first tried the above (right-click, manage connections), there was no interface listed. So I created one, called it eth0, but no matter what I do it is listed as "last used: never".
But if I click on nm-applet, it lists two connections: there's eth0, with a little heart beside it, and says "active", but there's an unplugged rj45 jack beside it and if I hover, a blue window pops up with "status: preparing to connect".
There's also a "System eth0", which has none of the above heart and rj45, etc. But if I delete my "eth0", then the "System eth0" gets the "active" tag with the heart and the rj45 and the "preparing to connect".
When I first booted, I thought I had set up my network properly. After spending a couple of hours figuring out why I couldn't accept incoming connections, I found that the system had ignored the network that I had set up and had sneakily gotten itself a dynamic IP and called it "auto manage" or something like that. I'm not sure how I managed to turn that off, but at least it's gone.
Sorry about the rambling. If there's any helpful information I can provide...
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VERIFIED as fixed in initscripts-9.03.17-1.el6
I could not reproduce the fail of ifup ethX no more with the latest initscripts. Movin to verified.
Patch is applied in current sources
! is_false $NM_CONTROLLED && is_nm_running && USE_NM=true
if [ -z "$UUID" -a "$USE_NM" = "true" ]; then
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 is now available and should resolve
the problem described in this bug report. This report is therefore being closed
with a resolution of CURRENTRELEASE. You may reopen this bug report if the
solution does not work for you.