NetworkManager starts up slow

Hi there,

Just installed OpenSUSE 11.2 and I have to say it feels great.

Only gripe I currently have is the NetworkManager that is starting up very slowly. When I have logged into KDE KNetworkManager applet says that NetworkManager is not running and hence I have no network connection. This is fixed if I start NetworkManager (as root) or just wait a couple of minutes. I have one ethernet interface only, no wireless.

I can’t figure out why it would take so long to start NetworkManager…

See the Red text = No No - Don’t - Not necessary
Getting Your Wireless to Work - openSUSE Forums

If you do not have wireless, only a hard wired connection, why are you using networkmanager at all? Probably better to change to ifup.

Well spotted:)

Yes- Network Manager not required
Go to Yast Network and switch away from NM control and configure your device, probably just edit and accept all defaults.

If it is a laptop, still it might be useful. For example, I have to go to 3 different offices and 2 of them provide fixed IPs. It is useful to me because I just select the respective connection when I go those offices.