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Re: On init in Debian

On 2012-03-30 10:44:07 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> Vincent Lefevre <vincent@vinc17.net> writes:
> > On 2012-03-29 13:07:56 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote:
> >> Well, it seems like you should file bugs if you can, because a lot of
> >> these are not universal problems and therefore probably aren't known
> >> issues.
> > I did several months ago:
> >   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=637267
> This is the one that no one else who's using wicd seems to be able to
> duplicate.  I agree with other people that this is probably something
> specific to your hardware.

It could be related to many things (in particular configuration),
but the problem is purely software, as seen in the logs.

> >   http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=638591
> I don't think your diagnosis of this is correct, in that I don't think
> wicd is what's doing this.  I was getting things like that with Network
> Manager as well, and usually rebooting my wireless router makes this
> behavior stop.  I always wrote this one off to crappy consumer wireless
> routers, which have all sorts of strange failure modes when they're not
> rebooted regularly.

The router may be a bit bad, but the kernel apparently could handle
it, and that's wicd that chose to force the disconnection. So, this
is a 100% wicd bug.

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