I'm running Mint 13 with Mate. It takes several minutes to boot, during which I get error messages stating "configuring networking" and "60 seconds more to configure networking". Then it finishes booting, gives me an error message stating that the initiation is not complete, but runs anyway and gives me full access to the internet, so somehow it's working. But I want to fix the boot problem
The built-in ethernet connection in my mother board died, so I installed a Realtek NIC card. When I click on the Network Manager tray applet to force the boot to a specific MAC address, it states "NetworkManager is not running". If I right-click on the tray icon to start it, everything is greyed out except Edit Connections, and that dialog box is blank. I then click on Add, the next dialog box is again greyed out.
"sudo networkmanager restart"
"sudo network-manager restart"
but I get an error message that states "no such command".
I've poked and prodded around in /etc/init and /etc/networking, but I can't find a text file that specifies the MAC address.
The services tab in the Control Center does not list Network Manager, so I can't turn it on there.
Running apt-get --reinstall install network-manager generates successful command-line activity, but doesn't fix the problem.
How can i get this beast to run? My system details are below:
Realtek Semiconductor co., Ltd. RTL08139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
Class: Ethernet controller
Bus, device, function: 4, 2, 0
Vendor: Realtek (http://www.realtek.com.tw)
OEM Vendor: Realtek (http://www.realtek.com.tw)
Bus Master: Yes
I/O ports at: 0xd800 - 0xd8ff
Memory: 256 B (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Kernel modules: 8132too, 8139cp
set to eth1
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:14:d1:16:d7:9c
inet addr:192.168.0.105 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::214:d1ff:fe16:d79c/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:108858 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:64926 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:150904792 (150.9 MB) TX bytes:4997695 (4.9 MB)
Interrupt:23 Base address:0xd800
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:12 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:720 (720.0 B) TX bytes:720 (720.0 B)
Do I have to reinstall? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.