Running Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) and FreedomBox version 20.15. FreedomBox is up to date. I am not a GNU/Linux expert and would like to double check when changing FreedomBox system settings manually.
Problem: I was unable to activate a network connection. When trying to activate the connection using
nmtui, I got this error:
Could not activate connection: Connection is not available on device ens5 because device is strictly unmanaged
Solution: A quick search led me to this forum response. There it is recommended to change
/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf so that NetworkManager manages interfaces that appear in
/etc/network/interfaces. This fixed the issue for me.
Question: Is this change safe? Also, should this not be done automatically during set up?