system-config-network "activate", "deactivate" button greyed out
vvmarko at gmail.com
Thu Aug 6 01:09:25 UTC 2009
On Thursday 06 August 2009 01:52:38 daniel shi wrote:
> what i do now is edit the interface in
> system-config-network, save the changes, then activate the interface in
> network manager. this works, but somehow is a little inconvenient.
If you use Network Manager, this is precisely how it is meant to work, as has
been explained several times on the list (you might want to search the
In short, the system-config-network utility is used for configuring network
devices. Activating them is done from the application that controls their
usage --- if the device is controlled by Network Manager (a checkbox in the
settings), then only Network Manager can and should activate it. However, if
you use network service instead of Network Manager, the checkbox should be off
in the settings, and activation should be done via "service network start" in
the command line, or automatically on boot.
The "activate" and "deactivate" buttons from s-c-n should also work in the
latter case, but I never liked them, they always felt somehow too clumsy for
The "edit" button in NM is greyed out because the configuration is (and should
be) done from s-c-n, not NM itself. However, I agree that this "edit" button
could be made to open s-c-n, which would be an intuitive and good solution. I
don't know why this has not been configured like that already.
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