Re: Fwd: Having a hard time with NetworkManager on ArchLinux

Hallo Yves,

it is not clear, what you are trying to do (and what does not work).

Indeed, when NetworkManager starts, it will reset the state of the
network interfaces. This is intended in version 0.9.8 and earlier (0.9.9
behaves differently).

What do you mean with "manually established"? When you are using
NetworkManager, you don't configure your interface manually, instead you
use the means provided by NetworkManger. That is, you use nm-applet to
configure "connections" (profiles) which then can be activated.

Also, you might want NM to start automatically when starting the
computer. You could do this with

  systemctl enable NetworkManager.service
  systemctl start NetworkManager.service


On Wed, 2014-01-29 at 20:14 -0500, Yves S. Garret wrote:
Hello Nate,

Thanks for writing back.

I did what you instructed and this is the result of the command that
you specified:

# systemctl list-unit-files | grep -i network
netctl network_connectio_at_home service   enabled 
NetworkManager-dispatcher.service          disabled
NetworkManager-wait-online.service         disabled
NetworkManager.service                     disabled                      static                             static

Whenever I bring up NetworkManager (not any other services), my
manually established connection dies and I would need to go through
re-establishing it anew.  At first I was not getting NetworkManager to
work as I wanted it to, which is why I tried messing with
NetworkManager-wait-online (I'm new to ArchLinux and to the deeper
portions of Linux internals, hence this decision out of frustration
and not knowing what else to do.)

If there is anything else that I'm missing, please let me know.  I'll
disable the wait-online, I don't think I need it.

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Yves S. Garret <yoursurrogategod gmail com>
Date: Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 9:20 PM
Subject: Having a hard time with NetworkManager on ArchLinux
To: networkmanager-list gnome org

Hello everyone,

I'd really like to be able to better manager my network connections on
my laptop.  At the library, there is no authentication.  At home, I do
have WAP authentication.  Going from one to another is anything but

I've been following this example online:

However, when I got to the part about NetworkManager-wait-online, I
encountered these issues:

Thoughts on how to fix this problem?  Or, if you know of a better
tutorial/guide, I'd love to hear about it.


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