NetworkManager doesn't start on boot

Braden McDaniel braden at
Fri Feb 4 18:31:24 UTC 2011

On Thu, 2011-02-03 at 21:12 +0100, Lennart Poettering wrote: 
> On Mon, 31.01.11 02:22, Braden McDaniel (braden at wrote:
> > I've recently set up a virtual machine running rawhide and I've noticed
> > that NetworkManager never seems to start on boot; I must always start it
> > manually.  As far as I can tell, it is configured to start on boot.  Is
> > there something about the virtual machine context that would trigger
> > this?
> what does "systemctl status NetworkManager.service" say?

After booting and logging in as root:

        # systemctl status NetworkManager.service
        NetworkManager.service - Network Manager
                  Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/NetworkManager.service)
                  Active: inactive (dead)
                  CGroup: name=systemd:/system/NetworkManager.service

Braden McDaniel <braden at>

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