Trouble with WiFi/Broadband

Rosalind Mitchell rcm at swimbarrow.co.uk
Mon Feb 11 08:59:26 UTC 2008


Thanks for all suggestions so far.  I'm following them up.

Meanwhile, here's an extract from the syslog at about the time the broadband 
link fired up yesterday.  Does this help?

Rosie

Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found 
under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.reason
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Will activate 
connection 'eth0'. 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Device eth0 activation 
scheduled... 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) started... 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 
5 (Device Prepare) scheduled... 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 
5 (Device Prepare) started... 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 
5 (Device Configure) scheduled... 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 1 of 
5 (Device Prepare) complete. 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 
5 (Device Configure) starting... 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 
5 (Device Configure) successful. 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 
5 (IP Configure Start) scheduled. 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 2 of 
5 (Device Configure) complete. 
Feb 10 17:26:43 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 
5 (IP Configure Start) started... 
Feb 10 17:26:44 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Beginning 
DHCP transaction. 
Feb 10 17:26:44 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 3 of 
5 (IP Configure Start) complete. 
Feb 10 17:26:44 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  DHCP daemon state is now 12 
(successfully started) for interface eth0 
Feb 10 17:26:45 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  DHCP daemon state is now 1 
(starting) for interface eth0 
Feb 10 17:26:45 ID-307228 kernel: [   53.925572] NET: Registered protocol 
family 17
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhclient: DHCPDISCOVER on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 
port 67 interval 4
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhclient: DHCPOFFER from 192.168.1.1
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhclient: DHCPREQUEST on eth0 to 255.255.255.255 
port 67
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhclient: DHCPACK from 192.168.1.1
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Joining mDNS multicast group on 
interface eth0.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.3.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv4 
for mDNS.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Registering new address record 
for 192.168.1.3 on eth0.IPv4.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  DHCP daemon state is now 2 
(bound) for interface eth0 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 
5 (IP Configure Get) scheduled... 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 
5 (IP Configure Get) started... 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found 
under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.domain_name
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found 
under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.nis_domain
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhcdbd: message_handler: message handler not found 
under /com/redhat/dhcp/eth0 for sub-path eth0.dbus.get.nis_servers
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Retrieved the following IP4 
configuration from the DHCP daemon: 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>    address 192.168.1.3 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>    netmask 255.255.255.0 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>    broadcast 192.168.1.255 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>    gateway 192.168.1.1 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>    nameserver 192.168.1.1 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>    hostname 'Valhalla' 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 
5 (IP Configure Commit) scheduled... 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 4 of 
5 (IP Configure Get) complete. 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 
5 (IP Configure Commit) started... 
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 dhclient: bound to 192.168.1.3 -- renewal in 1454 
seconds.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Withdrawing address record for 
192.168.1.3 on eth0.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Leaving mDNS multicast group on 
interface eth0.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.3.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Interface eth0.IPv4 no longer 
relevant for mDNS.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Joining mDNS multicast group on 
interface eth0.IPv4 with address 192.168.1.3.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: New relevant interface eth0.IPv4 
for mDNS.
Feb 10 17:26:46 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Registering new address record 
for 192.168.1.3 on eth0.IPv4.
Feb 10 17:26:47 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Clearing nscd hosts cache. 
Feb 10 17:26:47 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <WARN>  nm_spawn_process(): 
nm_spawn_process('/usr/sbin/nscd -i hosts'): could not spawn process. (Failed 
to execute child process "/usr/sbin/nscd" (No such file or directory))  
Feb 10 17:26:47 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Finish 
handler scheduled. 
Feb 10 17:26:47 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) Stage 5 of 
5 (IP Configure Commit) complete. 
Feb 10 17:26:47 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (eth0) 
successful, device activated. 
Feb 10 17:26:47 ID-307228 kernel: [   55.504838] NET: Registered protocol 
family 10
Feb 10 17:26:47 ID-307228 kernel: [   55.504922] lo: Disabled Privacy 
Extensions
Feb 10 17:26:48 ID-307228 avahi-daemon[6667]: Registering new address record 
for fe80::219:dbff:fec2:b5f5 on eth0.*.
Feb 10 17:26:57 ID-307228 kernel: [   65.415506] hda-intel: Invalid position 
buffer, using LPIB read method instead.
Feb 10 17:26:57 ID-307228 kernel: [   66.030511] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
Feb 10 17:27:04 ID-307228 ntpdate[7004]: can't find host ntp.ubuntu.com 
Feb 10 17:27:04 ID-307228 ntpdate[7004]: no servers can be used, exiting
Feb 10 17:27:05 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <info>  Updating allowed wireless 
network lists. 
Feb 10 17:27:05 ID-307228 NetworkManager: <WARN>  nm_dbus_get_networks_cb(): 
error received: org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks - 
org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo.NoNetworks. 
Feb 10 17:27:42 ID-307228 fetchmail[6846]: awakened at Sun 10 Feb 2008 
05:27:42 PM GMT 
Feb 10 17:27:43 ID-307228 fetchmail[6846]: 106 messages (1 seen) for 
mailbox.southwalneyinfo at fsbbroadband.com at pop3.fsbbroadband.com (763183 
octets). 
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