I would like to set my DNS server to I followed online instructions and went to Network Connections->Wired Connection 1->Edit->Ipv4 Settings and put into Additional DNS servers. This does put as a secondary DNS server. I can check this using nmcli dev show.

How can I make my primary DNS server instead?

  • You are probably using DHCP; configure your DHCP server accordingly.
    – fkraiem
    Aug 28, 2017 at 10:30

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Use Automatic (DHCP) addresses only instead of Automatic (DHCP) in the drop down

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    On a server with command line?
    – wmac
    Dec 1, 2017 at 19:19

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