[GRLUG] Call for help with NetworkManager on Debian

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Thu Feb 2 16:14:30 EST 2023

Hi Ed,
I could come out Friday or this weekend.
john at wesorick.com

On Thu, Feb 2, 2023 at 4:08 PM Grand Rapids Linux Users Group <
grlug at grlug.org> wrote:

> Hello all,
> Once again I am requesting some helpful eyeballs here.
> For those who do not remember me, or are new to GRLUG, I am a blind
> Linux developer. But that is not the sole reason for my request here.
> Problem to be solved:
> I recently purchased a used computer. Core I7 16GB. A Dell OptiPlex 7010.
> I had a buddy in St. Louis, Mo. install Debian Bullseye on it and ship it
> to me.
> All that went fine. The problem, seems that he inadvertently set up
> with a static IP address in the 192.168.4.X range. My LaN uses
> 192.168.1.X. The computer should request an IP address from DHCP, but
> it does it after a reboot. I mean it does not request it after any
> reboot or power outage like we had the other night.
> I have a script, that I can run manually that does a dhclient -r,
> which gets me back up and running so I can log in via SSH.
> What my buddy in StL and I have figured out is that NetworkManager
> must be  resetting it to its setting when it was being originally
> being setup in St. Louis.
> Why I need some on-site help:
> I'd like it to have NetworkManager default always to 'auto' so it
> always gets DHCP, since I may not be staying with my current ISP and
> their supplied router. (I should mention that it is using ethernet).
> I need someone to come over here and press the right buttons on the
> NetworkManager screen for me, as I cannot see themm.
> It should not take very long and I can recompense someone for their
> travel and time in whatever ways they desire.
> Thanks for your consideration in advance, Ed
> This missive is from me and no one else. If you got this message and
> you are not you, then that is your problem and not mine.
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