Network related hard lock-ups

  • coolcargo
Posted: Sun, 07/15/2007 - 23:18
Whenever I try to connect to the internet, be it for browsing (iceweasel) or apt-get (synaptic as well as CLI outside of X), I get a total system crash, even unaccessible via ssh. I can however ping any host on internet, and I was able to irc via gaim. For what it's worth: my nic appears on eth1, whereas on any other distro I ever tried, it was plain eth0. I didn't have this problem with previous releases. Only with 2.0-rc1. Does anybody experience similar behaviour ? Is it possible to downgrade only the kernel ? What packages would I need to make locally available to apt-get ? Thanks

32-bit distro is OK

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Fri, 07/27/2007 - 18:09
I tested the 32-bit build on another machine with a similar ethernet chipset (same driver) and it was fine. I think this bug only affects certain machines - I've opened a ticket for it on the development site.

Ghostbusters

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Mon, 07/16/2007 - 06:02
Crashing... now there's someting. Ok. Eth1 : Your motherboard probably has an on board fire wire port. This get detected first, and gets assigned eth0. Ghost busted. Kernel: Could be, but I think it improbable. We have quite a few testers, and we did not see any reports of this until now. But that's only what I think. Please furnish us with your hardware details. Motherboard, bios revision, graphics adapter, ethernet interface, etc. Something for you to do in the mean time... If you have an old NIC laying about - stick it in and connect to your network through it rather than the on board ethernet port. It will then probably be et2 (but it might be eth1 - you never know until you try). Let us know. Good luck and happy hunting!

Try the 2.6.19 kernel package

  • Daniel
  • 05/22/07
  • Thu, 07/26/2007 - 11:08
I have seen one lock-up on a Via C3 with on-board networking, but only when running the 2.6.21 kernel. We do really need to know which ethernet chipset you have. Are you running the 32-bit distro?

Updates

  • Quentin Harley
  • 05/24/07
  • Thu, 07/26/2007 - 18:07
I'm continually updating my machine, and had no ill effects on my Athlon64x2 system. Perhaps you are right about the 32bit thing...