I'm using Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 and VMware Workstation 12.0, which installs its virtual interface
vmnet8 for VMs' network connectivity through NAT. I'm using VMware on my laptop with ordinary
wlan0 interfaces. I don't have any other interfaces besides loopback.
Before VMware was installed, GNOME was displaying Wi-Fi interface in the top-right standard GNOME3 menu and also the Ethernet interface when the cable was plugged in. After VMware installation, it is now always displaying Ethernet interface as connected (probably due to detecting
vmnet8), even though
eth0 is down. A try at a visual explanation.
I have already added the following configuration lines into
[main] no-auto-default=* [keyfile] unmanaged-devices=interface-name:vmnet8
And I have also tried adding the
vmnet8 definition to
/etc/network/interfaces (as NetworkManager should ignore interfaces defined there), but it did not help.
So my question is how to make NetworkManager/GNOME ignore
vmnet8 the way it's ignoring
lo or Ethernet bridge interfaces (
virbr0 for example...)?