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Re: Is Network-Manager freezing my system?



On Fri, May 08, 2009 at 11:53:58AM -0400, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
> Hi:
> 
> I have a Lenovo T61p running an amd64 testing system.  Yesterday, my
> system froze twice, i.e. became completely unresponsive, the caps lock
> LED flashing, as it does on this machine when it's frozen.  (A quick
> Google search suggests that's a sign of kernel panic.)  The only
> remedy is to hold down the power button until it powers down.  The
> reason I suspect Network-Manager is twofold: (1) the freeze only
> happened when I had the machine hard-wired to my network, and (2)
> syslog showed lots of wlan0 activity - trying to connect, being denied
> a DHCP address - just before the freeze occurs.  Has anyone else had a
> similar experience?  I don't want to file a bug report against
> Network-Manager unless I'm pretty sure it's the culprit.
> 
> Patrick
> 
> 


Also on a T61 and I have not experienced this, however instead of holding
down the power button you should try to use the <SysRq>+<b> to bring the
system down safely.  There are a couple other threads that have some more
options.  One was just discusses not that long ago.. 

http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2007/12/msg00835.html

Looks like I should be syncing 's' before 'b' for reboot.. Good to know. 

-- 
Daryl Styrk
Naples, FL USA


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