Ubuntu, KDE and wireless weirdness?

Steve smorrey at gmail.com
Sat Sep 22 17:46:07 MDT 2007


Bah I'm an idiot.  I just realized I'm running Feisty not Edgy.
I've had Ubuntu on this laptop since Edgy was released tough, never
with any problems before.


On 9/22/07, Steve <smorrey at gmail.com> wrote:
> Sorry I should have said soft locked, not hard locked.
>
> i.e. I can move the mouse, press buttons etc.  It's just that other
> than ctrl+alt+f(whatever), none of the keypresses produce a result
> (for instance the meta key, normally brings up the K menu, in this
> state it does nothing).
>
> I can however drop into bash using ctrl+alt+f1and resolve the lock up
> by by manually bringing up my wireless.
>
> I didn't go into any hardware specifics, because I don't feel this is
> a hardware issue.
> My best guess at this point is something in a recent update changed
> the order in which things are brought up.
>
> Where as before, my networking was brought up prior to run level 5.
> It's looking more and more like the recent update (or possibly
> something else which I can't yet figure out), has changed it so
> wireless networking is not brought up until after run level 5 is
> reached.
>
> For some reason, something in KDE is holding up the whole works until
> it does something that evidently needs my wireless networking to be up
> and running (note I have not tried this with wired yet)
>
> Anyways thats my line of thinking right now.  All I can think to do at
> this point is find out everything involved in my boot sequence and
> what is running at what run levels.
>
> Sincerely,
> Steve
>
>
> On 9/22/07, Charles Curley <charlescurley at charlescurley.com> wrote:
> > On Sat, Sep 22, 2007 at 04:20:25PM -0600, Steve wrote:
> > > Hey everyone,
> > > 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.
> >
> > You aren't very specific on your hardware or software. So I'll hazard
> > a few guesses.
> >
> > If you have Ethernet as well as wireless, can you SSH in to the
> > computer while the screen is locked up?
> >
> > If you are running Network Manager, you should have the latest and
> > greatest of NM and your kernel, and any firmware for your wireless
> > card. On Fedora I am running:
> >
> > kernel-2.6.22.5-76.fc7.i686
> > NetworkManager-0.6.5-7.fc7.i386
> >
> > You might try an Ubuntu 7.04 live CD or a 7.10 alpha prerelease live
> > CD. 7.10 is supposed to have the 2.6.22 kernel, which I've been
> > pleased with for wireless.
> >
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