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Old 10-15-2003, 11:17 AM   #1
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gnome freeze


Hi, I just patched my kernel to be able to locate my wireless card, and now it seems that every time I run the switchto script, 1) Mozilla freezes after loading up only one page (all other internet related programs work fine), and 2) When I try to log off gnome, it freezes and doesn't shut down, forcing me to ctrl-c it. Is there a better way to shut it down? Also, any ideas on my problem? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:56 AM   #2
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what is switchto?
which slackware are you using?
which wireless card?
does the driver for you wireless card require kernel patches?

2 is probably caused by 1.
ctrl-alt-backspace will exit x.

???, no real help from me yet, but I'm suspicious of your wireless.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:04 PM   #3
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switchto is a program that allows me to switch between wireless, my lan, etc (I think it's basically an interface to the iw* tools)

I'm using the latest version of slackware (9.0? 9.1 - what's teh command to check again?)

My wireless card is a built in LAN-Express 802.11b, and it uses a patched version of the orinoco_pci driver (I had to patch the orinoco_pci.c file myself, and then recompile the kernel)

Also, I let it run for like 10 minutes, and it did eventually end up asking me if I wanted to log off.....I guess that means it's trying to shut something down (which is taking a long time) in the logoff process? Is there a way I can check exactly what it's trying to do, and then kill it before?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:17 PM   #4
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What kernelversion "/sbin/kernelversion" are you currently using?
 
Old 10-15-2003, 12:26 PM   #5
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I get this freeze problem on both 2.4.20 and 2.4.22.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 01:03 PM   #6
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cat /etc/slackware-version, uname -a is also informative.

Sorry, don't know anything about that wireless card, if it's prism2/2.5/3 chipset
you could try hostap or linux-wlan drivers.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:05 PM   #7
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The thing is the card has it's driver detected! That's what's weird about it; eth1 just doesn't just up.
 
  


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