network manager incorrectly starts auto eth0 interface on boot

Bug #298924 reported by arcwhite on 2008-11-17
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
network-manager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: network-manager

In latest release, updated 8.10:

I've created a wired interface called 'Ethernet', which is a manual configuration on my sole NIC.
I've told it to 'connect automatically'.
Similarly, I've set the connection 'Auto eth0' to 'never connect'.

When I boot my computer, the interface selected is auto eth0, which grabs a dynamic IP address, which is not what I desire. I have to manually switch to my 'Ethernet' connection to get the settings I want. I would expect that on boot, my manual ethernet configuration should be loaded automatically (as I have checked the appropriate boxes to indicate my desire that it be so!)

I've tried setting my 'Ethernet' connection to be a 'system setting' too, to no avail (even after setting auto eth0 to NOT be a 'system setting'). As a usability issue, that checkbox might need a little more explanation.

lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu 8.10
Release: 8.10

  Installed: 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.7~~svn20081018t105859-0ubuntu1 0
        500 intrepid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

Saivann Carignan (oxmosys) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. This particular bug has already been reported and is a duplicate of bug 259214, so it is being marked as such. Please look at the other bug report to see if there is any missing information that you can provide, or to see if there is a workaround for the bug. Additionally, any further discussion regarding the bug should occur in the other report. Feel free to continue to report any other bugs you may find.

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