[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences

imnotpc imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Fri Apr 27 19:00:18 CEST 2012

On 04/27/2012 12:49 PM, Frank Griffin wrote:
> On 04/27/2012 12:02 PM, imnotpc wrote:
>> I didn't use drakx11 but I did use drakconf->display which recognized 
>> the card and was able to successfully test it (this isn't necessarily 
>> new since the test also usually works during installation). This had 
>> no effect on the booting issue that I could tell.
>> I did however get the bright idea to test x11 from the safe mode 
>> command line. I ran startx and it gave me a root desktop. I did 
>> ALT-F2 and was able to start my normal user desktop from there. Video 
>> and sound work normally but networking is still down.
>> If I attempt to run Network Manager or MCC->Network&Internet->Network 
>> Center the system locks up with a "Please wait" message.
>> Getting safe mode to give me a command line is still iffy, but at 
>> least with a bit of effort I can get to my desktop. A little progress 
>> at least.
> Arrggh.  I should have thought of this before, considering that it 
> afflicts my wife's Acer notebook.
> In the desktop you can get via safe mode, do MCC -> Hardware -> Browse 
> hardware, and see if the driver for your wired NIC is atl1c, and also 
> what your wireless driver is.  The atl1c driver is known to cause 
> sporadic system freezes when used in conjunction with a number of 
> wireless drivers.  Having the ethernet cable actually attached "fixes" 
> this.
> I'm guessing now that your wired works during install because install 
> doesn't load any wireless drivers.

Yes, and success! I have an Acer also but it uses the b43 driver. Since 
the gui tools locked up I went back to drakconnect and tried to 
configure the wireless interface. It required firmware files but I 
installed them using my key drive the same way I installed the kernel 
firmware package. After I successfully installed the firmware the system 
boots normally and both NICs work.

Is this a known bug? If not, what package should I file a bug report 

Thanks for all your efforts!


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