Edgy + iMac G5 = weird network behavior
eric.lemoine at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 13:46:38 UTC 2006
> I'm still using OSX for email, so I had to boot into Ubuntu and copy this
> down -- I'm still quite new to Linux so I don't have a clue what it means:
> sungem 57124 0
> sungem_phy 19856 1 sungem
lsmod lists the kernel modules currently loaded into the kernel. Among
those modules are the device drivers. Here sungem is the name of the
network card driver. When I asked you to execute 'lsmod | grep sungem'
I wanted to verify that your network driver was sungem.
> Also, what happens if while you have the "connecting to..." message in
> firefox you ping the remote machine and leave the ping running? Is
> firefox moving forward?
> No. I have to click the stop button and reload or re-enter the URL if it's
> different. Otherwise it just sits there.
Ok. When you first described your problem I immediately thought about
a common driver bug, known as the "rotting packet" bug. The fact that
ping doesn't make your http request progress makes me think the bug
may lie somewhere else. Anyway, it's a hard problem.
Have you experienced the problem with other software than firefox?
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