[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences
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"
> 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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