wired ethernet disabled between reboots, was: when startup delays become bugs

Chris Murphy lists at colorremedies.com
Fri May 17 05:10:37 UTC 2013

On May 16, 2013, at 10:49 PM, Dan Williams <dcbw at redhat.com> wrote:

> On Thu, 2013-05-16 at 15:44 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> On May 16, 2013, at 3:36 PM, Chris Murphy <lists at colorremedies.com> wrote:
>>> Rebooted. I still have the problem. Wired connection is Off on each reboot. This happens even if I regress to the 3.9.0 kernel that's used on the Live media, which works on every boot. Flummoxed.
>> I found part of the problem:
>> [root at F19 network-scripts]# cat ifcfg-ens5 
>> ….
>> ONBOOT=no
>> But why is it set to no? Once set to yes, system reboots with p5p1 enabled.
> Either it was set to "no" during installation, or something set it to
> "no" after the install.  NetworkManager won't ever change that value by
> itself.  Something else (like the GUI, or directly editing that file
> with VIM/emacs/etc) had to change it.

It was set to no during installation, user unaware of this.

The Gnome shell > Settings > Network > Wired > gear button > Identity > Connect automatically checkbox is what affects the ONBOOT= value. A similarly named checkbox is checked in anaconda on Fedora 18, but is unchecked if the cable is unplugged in anaconda on Fedora 19. So the resulting installation gets an ONBOOT=no and stays that way until the user finds, five layers deep, this weird Connect automatically checkbox.

But this bug has brought me to a plethora of buggy behavior in the Gnome Settings Network panel, so maybe the misery was worth it.

Chris Murphy

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