Edgy + iMac G5 = weird network behavior

Eric Lemoine eric.lemoine at gmail.com
Sat Nov 4 13:48:47 UTC 2006

On 11/4/06, Eric Lemoine <eric.lemoine at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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?

Another question for you Mike: does your machine have multiple processors?


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