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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Auto enable numlock at ubuntu startup

Easy fix...

Just install numlockx.

apt-get install numlockx

Restart, DONE! :-)

Ubuntu Oneiric 11.10 60 second halt during startup

The error: "waiting for network configuration"

Well, I've been there, done that, fixed that.. Here it goes.

In my case I just updated to the latest version of ubuntu (11.10 oneiric). I am also using wicd-client for managing all my network connections, which works flawless. After the update I started getting these halt messages during startup. The problem is ubuntu's own network config files which has other expectations on how the network should act.

The fix:

root@System:/home/user# nano /etc/network/interfaces 

now # out all lines except "auto lo" and "iface lo inet loopback".
My file looks like this:

# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# The primary network interface
#auto eth0
#iface eth0 inet dhcp