Ubuntu, KDE and wireless weirdness?
smorrey at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 16:20:25 MDT 2007
I've been running ubuntu edgy without any problems on my Dell C840
laptop, since edgy was released.
Today though I've started having some weirdness.
Essentially what happens is I boot up, KDM runs as normal, then I log in.
When I log in KDE comes up and then the system essentially hard
freezes for a few minutes.
No matter what I go to run, nothing will launch. And
ctrl+alt+backspace does not work.
The only resolution I have found is to press ctrl+alt+f1 and enter a shell.
>From there I ran a few things (ps ax, netstat, ifconfig, lsmod) the
only thing out of the ordinary was eth1 (my wireless nic), was not up.
So I bring it up then switch back.
Amarok or some other random application will crash, then the system
behaves as normal, until I reboot again.
However when I reboot (this computer doesn't suspend or hibernate
properly even in windows), I have to start the whole process all over
Logging out before a reboot does not appear to solve this problem.
The only consistant thing about this whole mess is that my wireless is
not coming up on it's own anymore, I have to manually do it. This has
never been a problem before.
I have not installed any new applications. However there was an
update yesterday, so I haven't ruled that out, however I'm not sure
how to roll back that update or even how to check what was updated.
I'm on the verge of considering a re-install, but before I do, I
figured I'ld ask the list for some suggestions of what I might check
or how I might go about fixing this.
Thanks in advance,
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