Fighting with the accursed NetworkManager
Not content with rewriting my /etc/hosts file so that my PCs FQDN is set to 127.0.0.1, it is also now setting the hostname to "localhost.localdomain". (This is with a wired eth0 port, for a PC that belongs to a local network connected to the Internet via a router.)
Does anyone know how to configure NetworkManager so that it stops messing around with settings that are none of its business, please? Short of uninstalling the **** thing, of course, although that is starting to sound like a very good idea.
I also agree with the posts above...
I also agree with the posts above. Wicd is simpler, more lightweight, and has muss less Gnome-ish dependencies than Network*Ubuntu*Manager (you just need to have python 2 and GTK libs installed in your system)... Furthermore, it also supports better some network protection schemes, such as WPA-Enterprise networks (I use it for my "eduroam" network in the university) and is very easy to configure as a system daemon, (so you can also auto-associate to your favorite networks if you want to do so, OC...).
Originally Posted by chrisr