[GRLUG] Call for help with NetworkManager on Debian

Grand Rapids Linux Users Group grlug at grlug.org
Fri Feb 3 17:20:01 EST 2023

Thanks everyone,
Dave did a superb job and I am rocking on my Debian Linux box even
past a hard power off restart now.

Thanks for all your help.

BTW: The ISP I used to work at was IServ.net. I think they have
switched over to become a CoLo and MSP now, at least to their web
There doesn't seem to be any mention of either dial-up  or any other
internet connectivity there.
Wonder if they are still maintaining people who  had iserv.net email addresses?

Once again, glad to know that our LUG is still a place to get great help.

One day, I'll actually make these Linux boxen of mine screen reader accessible.

Regards, 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.

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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