NetworkManager fails to preserve manual settings after reboot

Bug #259539 reported by Tommaso R. Donnarumma on 2008-08-19
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

Observed with:
- network-manager 0.7~~svn20080818t061112+eni0-0ubuntu1
- network-manager-gnome 0.7~~svn20080817t183748-0ubuntu1
(Intrepid Alpha 4, 64 bits)

On my desktop computer, I have a wired network connection that I want to configure with a static address. Every time I choose the "Manual" method via the new N-M-A 0.7 applet and configure my static settings, they only last until reboot. After reboot, the settings are lost, and N-M reverts to the "Automatic (DHCP)" method.

Looking through my syslog, I see a line like this during each boot:

Aug 19 21:00:26 tylke nm-system-settings: Can not read directory '/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections': Error opening directory '/etc/NetworkManager/system-connections': No such file or directory

The directory doesn't in fact exist, even though I've just reconfigured my manual settings once more:

tawmas@tylke:~$ ls -l /etc/NetworkManager/
total 8
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 4096 2008-08-19 10:33 dispatcher.d
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 23 2008-08-07 12:50 nm-system-settings.conf

I cannot seem to find any errors about failures to create or write to the named directory, not in syslog at least.

Please note that LP bug #176325 could be the same issue reported here, or perhaps another issue that I had with the previous version and that is now cleared (manual DNS settings would not stick even for the current session, and resolv.conf was left empty).

Gergely Antal (skoal) wrote :

I faced the same issue after upgrading to 8.10 a4,i created the dir,but still i can not configure dns settings manualy.
The resolv.conf file is still empty

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