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[ubuntu] Static IP changing randomly

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http://ubuntuforums.org – I've been having an issue for a few months that I can't resolve: I have an old Dell Desktop running 32-bit 11.04 that is supposed to have a static IP address. It has a wired ethernet line running to it (tested and working). When I set the IP address to manual in the ubuntu Network Manager, the connections sits there with "Last Used: Never". However, at the same time, I am able to access the internet and when I run ifconfig, I get the following: Code: ifconfigeth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:07:e9:c6:c5:d2          (Hardware)