Set up a Static IP address on your Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop
Have you had trouble setting a static IP address on Ubuntu 8.10? If so this is due to a bug with the Gnome Network Manager. The easiest way to fix this is to uninstall the network manager, and edit your configuration files yourself. To remove the network manager type the following into your terminal:
Now you have two files to modify, /etc/network/interfaces and /etc/resolv.conf.
First you need to determine what your netmask and gateway settings should be. Now we will edit /etc/network/interfaces:
And change your eth0 to reflect:
iface eth0 inet static
You can change your address to something else, just make sure that the address you choose isn’t being used by another machine.
Now edit your /etc/resolv.conf:
In this file you are going to set your name servers. I recommend using the OpenDNS name servers for faster browsing.
Now all you need to do is restart your networking:
Now you will have a static IP address on your Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex system.