ubuntu hangs up

art artmartz at triad.rr.com
Sat Oct 11 14:41:43 UTC 2008

Sias Mey wrote:
> On Sun, Oct 05, 2008 at 02:59:24PM -0600, Karl Larsen wrote:
>> elmo wrote:
>>> Felipe DOMINGUEZ wrote:
>>>> I have experience a couple of hangs up on ubuntu 8.04 in the last two days.
>>>> It just stop working. Not able to use the mouse, nothing. I had to shutdown
>>>> the computer in both cases.
>>> Welcome to the club.   I've been having the same problem and in spite of 
>>> all the "remedies" offered here, the problem is still there. 
>>> I don't have any problem with 7.10 but 8.04 goes into total lockup, 
>>> sometimes very soon after booting and sometimes it works perfectly for a 
>>> long period before lockup and like you, the only exit from lockup is to 
>>> do a shutdown.
> Hi guys ... I have had a long standing problem with 8.04 and my new
> laptop.
> I was able to narrow it down to Wireless network usage.
Bingo!  I used to commute every day by train, working on my linux laptop 
as I traveled.  What I soon discovered was that when wireless connects 
in an area with a weak and intermittent signal, and then it looses the 
connection, that as the connection is lost, it would hang the laptop, 
including the looping sound and power-off reboot.  Only thing is, that 
laptop was running Mandriva. This would have been about 2005-2006 
time-frame. I used to have to flip the switch that shuts off the 
wireless to get anything done.  Then, after a new release, the problem 
completely disappeared, Mandriva fixed it. Now that I'm running ubuntu 
on a new laptop (Mandriva didn't like the hardware), the problem is 
BACK! Mandriva was able to completely fix it with a new release, 
something different in the wireless stack.  I wish ubuntu would do the same!

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