[GRLUG] Call for help with NetworkManager on Debian

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Thu Feb 2 17:32:24 EST 2023

I'm in Jenison. Any time after 6 on Friday is fine. Saturday and Sunday I'm
free any time after noon.

On Thu, Feb 2, 2023, 5:28 PM Grand Rapids Linux Users Group <grlug at grlug.org>

> Where are you located roughly, and what time of day would work?
> 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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