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Re: Is Network-Manager freezing my system?

On Fri, May 8, 2009 at 5:06 PM, Sjoerd Hardeman
<sjoerd@lorentz.leidenuniv.nl> wrote:
> gn643202 schreef:
>> 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.   ...
>>> Tom
>>    I have had the same problem.
>>    Searched Synaptic but could not find the WICD package in Lenny.
> My laptop was hard freezing sporadically, usually at home with a wired
> network. Yet, with the update today (in squeeze) of network-manager, it
> crashed every few minutes. Disabling wireless solved that, and is hasn't
> appeared again after installing wicd and enabling wireless again.
> Searching on packages.debian.org shows that wicd for stable is in
> backports: http://packages.debian.org/lenny-backports/wicd
> Sjoerd
> PS. Can somebody file a bug report on network-manager? I have no time
> this weekend especially since the reportbug package is currently not
> working for me in testing (bug #524297).



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