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How To: NetworkManager in Debian Squeeze: Enabling Interface 
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How To: NetworkManager in Debian Squeeze: Enabling Interface Management

As of Debian Squeeze, NetworkManager does not manage any interface defined in /etc/network/interfaces by default:
Since network-manager version 0.8.1-4, existing wired/wireless interfaces in /etc/network/interfaces
are disabled with a #NetworkManager# prefix during package installation, then re-enabled when the network-manager package
is removed (Debian bug 530024).

Unmanaged devices means NetworkManager doesn't handle those network devices.

Enabling Interface Management:
If you want NetworkManager to handle interfaces that are enabled in /etc/network/interfaces:
Set managed=true in /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf.
Restart NetworkManager:
/etc/init.d/network-manager restart


My wlan0 stettings within the NetworkManager are: „Use static IP settings“.

Therefor, I disabled the „auto wlano“ file entry in /etc/network/interfaces that would otherwhise conflict with a static setting by commenting it out.

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Post Re: How To: NetworkManager in Debian Squeeze: Enabling Inter
It's ironic that you would post this now.

Some weeks ago my wired connection quit working in Wheezy after an update. I gave up trying to figure out why, and loaded wicd instead, which worked just fine.

Just last night I figured out by trial and error that changing "managed" to "true" would get Network-Manager working again. The connection is named "ifupdown (eth0)." That's a little weird, but it works fine now.

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