I am running Ubuntu 10.04 with GNOME 2.30.2. This is a VMWare workstation image provided by another company that I do not have support in this regard. I am trying to access the graphical tools for configuring the network, users, and services but the System->Administration menu does not have these options listed.
The main issue I am trying to solve is to correct the problems with the GNOME menu options and network settings.
I have the
gnome-system-tools package installed, and I am unable to run command-line versions of the tools, such as
nm-applet (I get no GUI if I run that command, the process is running in the background).
I realize that I can perform many tasks command-line, but I would like to use the GUI for administrative functions as I am not overly proficient for all command for restarting services and setting a static IP with a specific gateway.
Further, I can run
gnome-nettool, but I cannot change the IP, I can only see my network card.
nm-connection-editor does not show any network cards that I can configure to change the IP.
Currently, I am getting a DHCP through my NAT in VMWare, I want to set it to a specific IP address though.
Preferences Menu (note some missing options)
Administration Menu (note some missing options)
Network Tools (I can view but not change IP address)
Network Settings (Unable to change IP address)
Network Connections (no connections listed, not even my existing ethernet NAT connection through VMWare)