Comment 20 for bug 123773

Bigmac (bigmac) wrote :

Got this problem on an Ubuntu Server 8.04 recently.

I don't have any Wireless network adapters, so I just did this:

    chmod a-x /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/wireless-tools

This removes the execute permission from the wireless-tools file which disables it from being called and causing the error (SIOCSIFFLAGS: Cannot assign requested address)

I did not remove the wireless-tools package, because it is a part of ubuntu-minimal which definitely should not be removed!