[kubuntu] problems with network aftern installing vmware

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http://ubuntuforums.org – Hi, I've encountered a problem after installing vmware, actually after reboot. Something similar happened to me when I've installed VirtualBox, I found a workaround then see http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=966960 Back to the matter at hand. I installed VMware and, after a few days, I rebooted my computer. First thing I've noticed was the internet wasn't working :) Since I have quite a reliable ISP I start investigating the problem. I connected my laptop to my router using a cable and everything was working properly. I started investigating so I typed: ~$ ifconfig In the output among the devices I noticed: vmnet8 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:50:56:c0:00:08 inet addr: Bcast: Mask: inet6 addr: fe80::250:56ff:fec0:8/64 Scope:Link UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:31 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) That device was inserted by wmware and had the same IP as my eth0. So I typed: sudo ifconfig vmnet8 netmask This changed the IP address of vmware. Then I made right click on knetworkmanager (in task tray) and click on wirednetwork - which activated the eth0 interface. After I rebooted I happened again :confused:. I did the same thing described above. My question is: how can I make the changes permanently? I assume is something from vmware. I tried editing the network interface devices but vmnet8 was not in the devices ($ sudo kate /etc/network/interfaces). I use ubuntu 8.10, kde 3.5. Tx (HowTos)