Hi. I have a single wired ethernet card which the system calls "eth0"and I use Knetworkmanager to control the settings. I have two issues.
The first issue is that when I boot into openSUSE, the icon for Knetworkmanager does not appear in the System Tray on the Panel. It works invisibly in the background. I have to invoke it from the kickoff Application Launcher to make it appear. How do I set it to be always visible.
The second issue is that I have created configuration in Knetworkmanager for a fixed IP on the eth0 ethernet card. When the system boots, knetworkmanager sets up an connection that it calls “auto eth0” and gives the eth0 card an IP by DHCP. This is not the IP address that I want. I have to click the Knetworkmanager icon and then click the entry “auto eth0” to turn the eth0 card off and then click the entry for fixed IP to turn the card back on with the correct (fixed) IP address. How do I force knetworkmanager to avoid DHCP assigning of IP to eth0 and instead to choose the fixed IP settings that I set up?
Thanks deano_ferrari. The article lays out two methods. One method uses a special network configuration editor /usr/bin/nm-connection-editor. I don’t have it in my KDE system, maybe it’s a Gnome application. The second method involves editing text config files and it doesn’t work for me because the system wipes out the change I make when the network restarts. I’m going to try it again with permissions on the file changed from rw------- to r-------- and see if that stops the system from reverting the changes. I’ll report back