Edgy + iMac G5 = weird network behavior

Eric Lemoine eric.lemoine at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 13:46:38 UTC 2006

Hi Mike

> 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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