OLPC where to go development advice.

Mikus Grinbergs mikus at bga.com
Sat Jan 31 00:54:55 EST 2009

> You can configure a static ip address using ifconfig from the command
> line. You'll need to be root.

Unfortunately, the OLPC has Network Manager, which "knows better".

[I *have* been able to use ifconfig to assign a _mesh_ address on a 
F10 Joyride (which otherwise has mesh support broken).]

But I have *not* been able to assign a static ip address when a 
"real" network was involved - Network Manager intervenes and 
"destroys" whatever setup I've configured.  [And if I stop Network 
manager, the XO manages to 'vanish' the *hardware* device to which I 
would be assigning my static-address communications interface.]

The rest of my ethernet LAN uses static ip addresses.  But I had to 
explicitly provide a DHCP server on my ethernet, just so I could let 
Network Manager "do its thing" to connect my XO to the ethernet.


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