OLPC where to go development advice.
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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