Re: Is Network-Manager freezing my system?
> thveillon.debian wrote:
>> Patrick Wiseman wrote:
>>> ... 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.
>> it was happening to me with an atheros chip and ath5k module. Removing
>> NetworkManager in favor of WICD solved the issue, so I am pretty sure it
>> was the trouble maker. ...
> I have had the same problem.
> Searched Synaptic but could not find the WICD package in Lenny.
I used to grab it from the upstream website while I was on Lenny:
never had any problem as long as I put NetworkManager out of the way
properly. It's a pity it's not in stable.
Alternatively you may pick it from testing or sid, it's really light on