I have the following network profiles defined in Network Manager in my Xubuntu VM:

Network Connections

"DHCP" and "Static" are bound to eth1, and "VM Network" is bound to eth0. I'd like "DHCP" to be the default for eth1, but NetworkManager always seems to choose the Static profile on startup. How do I set the default?


When you edit the connection you should see connect automatically at the top (my screenshot is from Ubuntu, but the functionality should be the same)


Check that checkbox for the one connection you want as default.

  • Thanks, they were both checked... You'd think this would be an either-or thing. – Collin Jul 17 '13 at 13:19

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