There are multiple posts/questions about this but none actually have an answer that I could find.
Just installed Ubuntu server 12.04. Added myself to the sudoers file, changed the networkmanager.conf from FALSE to TRUE (just so I could SEE/EDIT the network connections. Rebooted. Now I can get in there, but the Edit button for my wired connection is greyed out. So I find a post in the ubuntu forums that says to do sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart. I do that, then the console tells me this command is deprecated because it may not enable again some interfaces... and tells me to change it (ifupdown:managed=true) back to FALSE.
I just want to set a STATIC IP ADDRESS and I cannot believe it's taken me ~30 minutes to do this. Can anyone help me, the GUI way? I realize it may require some CLI but ultimately I'd like to get the GUI working the way it should.
I have tried "maximizing" the window to see if it uncovers an "unlock" button but there's nothing to be found.