NetworkManager forgets static IP configuration after a reboot

Bug #288739 reported by serengeti on 2008-10-24
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Intrepid by Steve Checkoway

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

Ubuntu release: 8.10 (AMD64)
network-manager: Installed: 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu1

When I set up my wired interface to use a static IP, the configuration switches back to DHCP after a reboot.

steps to reproduce:
1. right-click on the network manager applet icon and select Edit Connections...
2. click on "Auto eth0" and click Edit
3. in the IPv4 tab: set Method to Manual and click Add to add a new static IP address.
    my settings: Address:; Netmask:; Gateway:; DNS Servers:
4. click OK.

now the thing to note is that this new configuration is not applied automatically - I have to left-click the NM-applet icon and then select Auto eth0 to make it switch to the new settings.

5. reboot. eth0 switches back to DHCP and there is no sign I have ever visited the connection preferences window.

Alexander Sack (asac) on 2008-10-27
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
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