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Old 05-27-2004, 11:06 AM   #1
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Mandrake 10 and network disappearing for no reason


My Mandrake 10 install was fine for a while ( a week) and then it started to drop my network connection after a short period of inactivity ie if I leave my box at lunchtime, when I come back, the network is gone. This doesn't happen all of the time. At first, I suspected the onboard SIS lan so I added an RTL8139 and that worked fine --- until the network conection was dropped Could this be something to do with power management??? Or .........? Either card works fine once I've reconfigured it.

an afterthought - I thought it might be the router but my other box is as solid as a Debian rock

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Old 06-04-2004, 10:47 AM   #2
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Now this is wierd. I reinstalled Mandrake 10 last week and updated to official but I kept the default 2.6.3 kernel (last time I upgraded) ---- all was wonderful until last night. I did [urpmi xmms] and then launched xmms. xmms launched but wouldn't play my music --- it just disappeared. I shut down and at reboot, neither of my network cards could be detected (neither the SiS ir the RTL) ---- when I looged out of X the KDM login failed to appear. I logged into f2 and rebooted. On reboot, all of my KDE settings had *gone* and the network was still down. Crazy. Any ideas --- I really don't understand the KDE settings going.
 
Old 06-06-2004, 02:46 PM   #3
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How can this happen? I do not understand how my desktop settings could disappear. Could it be a kernel issue?
 
Old 06-06-2004, 03:39 PM   #4
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Right. I've just "heard" [thanks Google!!] that it might be necessary to disable "networking hotplugging" to remove the eth0 failure issue at reboot. What do you think? How would I do that?
 
Old 06-07-2004, 07:44 AM   #5
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Change of tactics ---- what can force KDE to drop all user settings?? I would have thought it an unlikely event but it *did happen*
 
Old 06-07-2004, 10:47 AM   #6
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I want Mandrake 10 back on my home workstation. I love everything it does "out of the box" -- I don't want to mess around in the evenings (I do that all day! --- so Mandrake is a good solution. I just don't want this to happen again -
1 to reboot and find my eth0 gone and Drak unwilling to find it at all. Freezing almost!! eth1 is the same -- if I add a second card to test things. 2 my kde settings are gone completely. Gone!! Very frustrating! I wiped Mdk 10 off my box and added Knoppix but I want Mandrake. Any ideas??
 
Old 06-07-2004, 01:42 PM   #7
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Unhappy

??
depression begins. silence.

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Old 06-07-2004, 05:05 PM   #8
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100 people saw your messages.
I suppose that nobody have idea (I'm the first) about what are you talking about.
ML 10 is too fresh and I hear a lot of question that I decide not to install it until it'll be more stable

This is a simple answer to combat your depression
 
Old 06-07-2004, 05:31 PM   #9
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Talking

Thanks nightjar!!
I've moved on --- I switched off the onboard SiS network card in the bios and added a card I trust and then removed my second graphics card from its pci slot and made my ATI agp card the primary (and only) graphics card. Then I put the Mandrake 10 cd in my dvd drive and rebooted.
I had no idea what I wanted to do --- but I know what I want. It's ridiculous because i have 100gb of HDD -- 10 GB dedicated to /home. I could've put Mandrake on hda3 or hda6 or even hdb2 BUT NO----- the devil in my fingers shouted "*I only want one operating system on my computer. That is my right. I do not wish to be torn*" So, adios Knoppix and hello to a fresh Mandrake install. I'm exactly 56 minutes into it now and I'm upgrading my main packages via urpmi. /home is happy and there's only mozilla-firefox to get (+gkrellm) and then I'm back to where I was last week. Of course, I fully expect the same thing to happen again (loss of eth0 and /home desktop settings) but this time I am prepared and I will fight back.
This thread may continue!!
 
Old 06-07-2004, 06:07 PM   #10
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ok
a pretty crazy idea !!!
You must be winner !!!
ML forums are informed?
 
Old 06-07-2004, 06:21 PM   #11
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Talking

ML forums are informed? they will be.
1 hour and 53 minutes later and everything is where it was ---- apart from sendmail. That can wait until tomorrow.
 
Old 06-08-2004, 05:25 PM   #12
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uptime is now 22.23.44
Am I winning??
Nope --- because tonight I'm trying to get debian onto a Toshiba 220CS
But mandrake is cool.
 
Old 06-09-2004, 06:01 PM   #13
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uptime is 1d:23:40
I'm worried. The end is coming. My next step is to move my /home files to another partition and make the original home ext3 rather than reiserfs and then move the files back. Pointless task???? Who knows.

but Mandrake 10 is lovely.
@ home

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Old 06-10-2004, 07:04 PM   #14
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3d 0:44 and counting. Nothing changed today --- I was working until 23:45
but still up......!!!!
I'm keeping this up because I seriously expect something to go wrong on day seven!!!

4d :14:30

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Old 06-30-2004, 06:57 PM   #15
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plz dont be psycho, dont talk to yourself so much.

mdk is okay. i think it is a hardware "driver" problem.

Good luck and stop replying yourself. Makes me nervous.

GL Bas
 
  


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