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Old 12-23-2008, 06:17 PM   #1
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Pretty annoying internet connection problem!


Hello all,

At every say 2-3 hours, my internet connection will just disconnect and I have to reboot the computer to get it back working. This is really annoying and I'm sure there is a way to juste restart that?! I tried /etc/init.d/networking restart but it doesnt work.

Any ideas?

Thanks and happy holidays

PS. Im using Ubuntu 8.10 with gnome.
 
Old 12-23-2008, 08:13 PM   #2
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This forum seems to be loaded with problem reports about Ubuntu 8.10. Try using 8.04 instead.
 
Old 12-25-2008, 02:06 PM   #3
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UPDATE:

As I previously said, here is the excerpt of my
Code:
networking restart
command:

Code:
matt@AQUARIUS:~$ sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
[sudo] password for matt:
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces...Ignoring unknown interface wlan1=wlan1.
                                                                         [ OK ]
matt@AQUARIUS:~$
And regarding the
Code:
/var/log/syslog
and
Code:
/var/log/messages
There is nothing in there regarding my wireless device when it disconnects. By the way, it doesn't disconnects, it just stop transfering data FROM and TO. Meaning, I'm still connected. But when I just disconnect and try to reconnect, it never does.

Any other ideas?
 
Old 12-25-2008, 03:57 PM   #4
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If you try 'ifconfig' after boot and after the connection has gone, do you get the same result? Do you get your ip via a dhcp lease and is it possible that the lease is expiring (you may want to try starting the dhcp client program in debug mode so that it will log events to syslog so that you see from that what dhcp thinks it is doing...in this case, you'd probably see "requesting new lease" and then nothing happen?)

Are you using network manager (which, I have to admit, I use and occasionally have issues with concerning suspend and resume, and is sometimes alleged to be buggy)?
 
Old 12-25-2008, 07:34 PM   #5
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I'm gonna take a look into ifconfig to see if the outputs matches. Regarding Network Manager (Yes I do use it), is there an alternative for gnome?

Also, I noticed that when a torrent client (Deluge and Ktorrent) is running, it happens, but not when they are not running (They don't run at the same time, but I've tried switching client earlier because I thought Ktorrent was the problem)
 
Old 12-25-2008, 07:43 PM   #6
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Regarding Network Manager (Yes I do use it), is there an alternative for gnome?
Try wicd http://www.ubuntugeek.com/wicd-wired...or-ubuntu.html
 
Old 12-26-2008, 09:51 AM   #7
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Thanks, but I can't get the GPG key, and they don't say it anywhere on the page. What do I do?
 
Old 12-26-2008, 09:56 AM   #8
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Try with: wget -q http://apt.wicd.net/wicd.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
 
Old 12-26-2008, 10:36 AM   #9
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type in a terminal

Code:
wget -q http://apt.wicd.net/wicd.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add -
then your sudo password and it will get the key for you.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 10:49 AM   #10
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K Thanks guys, My question NOW, is How did you find out WHERE the key was? Did you just add the package name + .gpg and then the normal command to add a key, or was it written soemwhere on their website and I didn't find it?
 
Old 12-26-2008, 10:59 AM   #11
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go to wicd.net and read the download page
 
Old 12-26-2008, 12:33 PM   #12
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Googled for: wicd apt-key ubuntu
First hit is that download page.
 
Old 12-26-2008, 03:29 PM   #13
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Thanks guise

Any idea how to minimize to tray? Kinda annoying to have this sit in the taskbar?
 
Old 12-27-2008, 05:37 PM   #14
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Thanks guise

Any idea how to minimize to tray? Kinda annoying to have this sit in the taskbar?

Sorry! Just had to reboot and it took care of that. Nice application really, glad you pointed it out!

Cheers!
 
  


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