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A start job is running for NetworkManager wait online...

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WTF is this nonsense? I have NetworkManager disabled, but I just rebooted after installing the new 3.9 kernel and I get several pauses during boot that say "A start job is running for NetworkManager wait online" and animate a cute little cylon eyeball in the [] at the beginning of the message.

Why is NetworkManager screwing up my boot even though it is disabled? How do I really and truly make it STOP?

posted May 16, 2013 by anonymous

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To answer my own question, apparently masking these isn't enough:

systemctl mask NetworkManager.service
systemctl mask NetworkManager-wait-online.service

I also seem to need this:

systemctl mask systemd-NetworkManager-wait-online.service
answer May 16, 2013 by anonymous
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looks like you have *not* disabled all

systemctl list-units | grep -i network

look at *any* service which referrs to NM and disable it or simply *uninstall it* as it is always a good idea
only have packages installed which are in use

$ rpm -qa | grep -i networkmanager
answer May 16, 2013 by anonymous
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NMS: Network Management System
EMS: Element Management System