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HELP--Network Manager Deleted

Link to this post 13 Jan 11

My Recent Ubuntu 10.10 update recommended that i remove 4 programs, one of which was my network manager. Because this is gone i can no longer access the internet. The connection logo is no longer in the top-right corner either.
Any help would be much appreciated,
Thanks alot,
Carson M

Link to this post 13 Jan 11

you can install it again using synaptic package manager ot

apt-get install network-manager
or you can configure you network settings in /etc/network/interfaces

#example

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.0.105
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.0.1
dns-nameservers 8.8.8.8 8.8.4.4


Hope this helps

Swapnil Jain

Link to this post 14 Jan 11

Did you physically remove network-manager or did you see the old version being removed at the end of the update?

You can check by running this command in the terminal:

apt-get policy network-manager

If nothing comes up you can install it again using the instructions Swapnil gave you. Although, I'm wondering what kind up update would ask for the removal of network-manager.

Link to this post 14 Jan 11

Thanks A lot for the Help,
When i entered that in, it replied, "E: Invalid operation policy".
Does that mean it's completely removed?

Link to this post 14 Jan 11

Sorry, you must need permissions to run that command. Try using "sudo" to set permissions. That is:

sudo apt-get policy network-manager

I haven't run a Debian based distro in a couple of years and I'm getting rusty on my apt-get's.

Link to this post 14 Jan 11

Thanks for Helping,
I tried using the Synaptic approach by getting the network-manager off of the Ubuntu CD but wasnt sure how to get it. I also tried your second approach:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
address 192.168.104.161
netmask 255.255.252.0
gateway 192,168,104,1
I wasnt sure on how to get the DNS Servers through another computer.
Am i supposed to run the ppoeconf command after this?

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