Epiphany browser and liferea started in “work offline”

Every time I start up my epiphany browser and liferea RSS reader, they are in “work offline” mode.  I’ll have to manually uncheck “work offline” for it to work.  The reason is they connect to network-manager to determine the online status.  Too bad I’m not using network-manager (it randomly dropped my wireless connection), thus they think the machine is “not online”.

To prevent epiphany from consulting network-manager at startup, uncheck the following entry in gconf:

/apps/epiphany/general/managed_network

For liferea, too bad, it’s a compile-time option:

http://www.nabble.com/disable-nm-without-recompiling–td17549112.html

One response to “Epiphany browser and liferea started in “work offline”

  1. Simen December 29, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Thanks for this info! This has been bugging me for a while.

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