network intermittent (linux mint12)
A new install of mint 12 - I first noticed when using firefox often long pauses and delays (several tens of seconds) in acquiring a site, even if it was on my own LAN. After a pause it would behave normally, loading a page at full speed. After more tinkering I noticed similar problems with all network associated activity e.g. accessing the ssh server even from LAN gave similar response and delays.
I had a look at "tail -f syslog which gives me the following over and over:
"Apr 4 20:05:01 z68 CRON: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > /dev/null && debian-sa1 1 1)
Apr 4 20:05:37 z68 kernel: [98116.322039] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link up
Apr 4 20:10:16 z68 kernel: [98394.409812] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link up
Apr 4 20:14:58 z68 kernel: [98675.252614] r8169 0000:03:00.0: eth0: link up
Apr 4 20:15:01 z68 CRON: (root) CMD (command -v debian-sa1 > /dev/null && debian-sa1 1 1)"
I'm not sure if this is a clue. Does this indicate that eth0 was in fact down for some reason and then just pops up again?
Can anyone explain these messages and/or point me in the right direction for solving this?
ps z68 is the host name of the machine - it uses a Gigabyte z68 mboard)