Switching between NetworkManager and traditional network setup

  • 7000154
  • 21-Apr-2008
  • 30-Apr-2012

Environment

Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10
Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10

Situation

When a system is configured for both NetworkManager and the traditional network setup, and the goal is to switch between both modes in a quick way.

Resolution

The rcnetwork script is able to do that for the current session. It needs to be called in the following way to switch temporarily from NetworkManager to ifup:

rcnetwork restart -o netcontrol

To switch back to NetworkManager use:

rcnetwork restart -o nm

This does not affect the general setting for the network architecture. After a reboot it will switch back to the default setting selected with YaST. To switch to a different type permanently, use YaST.

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