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Re: Wifi dies about once an hour. Bug in update ?



On Tue, 2009-02-03 at 16:17 -0900, Jeff Spaleta wrote:
> On Tue, Feb 3, 2009 at 3:49 PM, Linuxguy123 <linuxguy123 gmail com> wrote:
> > Aside: I'd love to have a network manager like what is shipped with F10
> > Live, but I've never been able to figure out how to get it running.  If
> > anyone knows, I'd like to tackle that once I get wlan0 running stable.
> 
> 
> Unless you mock with the settings for your network... NetworkManager
> just runs.  If you are editting connection settings by hand using the
> legacy network configuration tool then you've probably inadvertently
> disabled NM's ability to manage that device.  Out of the box NM should
> require absolutely no configuration for dhcp based dynamic wireless
> network access.  Its just a matter of selecting the wireless network
> from NM's selection interface.  If you have editted system wide
> network configurations that will impact NM's functionality as the
> legacy configuration tool allows you to hide devices from NM.
> 
> Its seldom enough to just tell us you've installed updates. Which
> updates matter. For example are you injesting external drivers from
> rpmfusion or other 3rd party source. That matters a great deal in
> terms of trying to reproduce the problem.
> 
> I'm not seeing this on my hardware. But that's not really saying much
> because I've no idea if we have similar hardware and I have no idea if
> we are both running the same software.  I have an uptodate system..but
> i eat updatest-testing so I have no idea if I'm comparable to you in
> terms of packages on the system. And I'm using NM.
> 
> First thing to do when troubleshooting your own hardware, is to
> fallback to the older kernel. You should have at least one older
> kernel available as an alternative to boot.  If they older fixes the
> problem that is an indication that its a driver level problem.

For whatever reason, my wifi connection is not crashing anymore.  I'll look
into the Network Manager stuff when I get time.

Thanks for your help. 


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