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    Default Computer Crashes when Connecting to Wireless Internet

    This problem started a few days ago. Whenever I attempt to connect to a wireless connection via network manager, my computer completely crashes, going to a black screen with no input from keyboard or mouse. It forces me to reboot using the power switch. Everything works fine when I connect to an ethernet cable, so I am sure it's a problem with my wireless driver.

    I already tried (successfully) reinstalling the ath9k driver via compat wireless as was the advice from other forums, but this had no effect. I'm currently running opensuse 11.4, and haven't had this problem until a few days ago

    This problem seems a bit ridiculous for a task as simple as connecting to a wireless network, so I'm convinced that either there is some sort of relatively simple way of fixing it, or windows really is the only decent operating system out there... Since I don't want to have to go with the latter, please help re-assure my faith in linux... any help would be appreciated!

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    Default Re: Computer Crashes when Connecting to Wireless Internet

    Perhaps tell us if you use kde or gnome

    Post the result of
    Code:
    zypper lr -d
    Could test a new user login, see if happens with that
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    Sorry I'm using KDE. The result of that comand is:
    Code:
               Alias             | Name                       | Enabled | Refresh | Priority | Type   | URI                                                             | Service
    --+-------------------+----------------------------+---------+---------+----------+--------+-----------------------------------------------------------------+--------
    1 | repo-debug        | openSUSE-11.4-Debug        | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | Index of /debug/distribution/11.4/repo/oss  |        
    2 | repo-debug-update | openSUSE-11.4-Update-Debug | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | Index of /debug/update/11.4                 |        
    3 | repo-non-oss      | openSUSE-11.4-Non-Oss      | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/non-oss    |        
    4 | repo-oss          | openSUSE-11.4-Oss          | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | yast2  | Index of /distribution/11.4/repo/oss        |        
    5 | repo-source       | openSUSE-11.4-Source       | No      | Yes     |   99     | NONE   | Index of /source/distribution/11.4/repo/oss |        
    6 | repo-update       | openSUSE-11.4-Update       | Yes     | Yes     |   99     | rpm-md | Index of /update/11.4                       |        
    7 | science           | science                    | Yes     | No      |   99     | rpm-md | Index of /repositories/science/openSUSE_11.3 |

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    Default Re: Computer Crashes when Connecting to Wireless Internet

    Using compat-wireless might even be worse. There is a bug in some recent
    versions of c-w that does crash the computer, but I think that only affects
    kernel 2.6.38. I'm not aware of one in the mainline driver.

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    Alright so any suggestions as to what I should do?

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    Default Re: Computer Crashes when Connecting to Wireless Internet

    Change repo 7 to this url
    Index of /repositories/science/openSUSE_11.4
    Probably easier just to delete the existing one and add that one in. (Not that I see this as the source of your trouble)

    Tell me, how did you
    I already tried (successfully) reinstalling the ath9k driver via compat wireless
    My gut feeling on this would be to try
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    Bump. Please help I need this fixed ASAP

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    Default Re: Computer Crashes when Connecting to Wireless Internet

    Quote Originally Posted by mike_noel14 View Post
    Bump. Please help I need this fixed ASAP
    Dude
    I just posted above
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    Default Re: Computer Crashes when Connecting to Wireless Internet

    Also, take a look at this:

    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427111

    This about rtl8185 but the behavior is the same. You might want to start your own bugzilla. There has been no solution for my bug.
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    Default Re: Computer Crashes when Connecting to Wireless Internet

    On 05/20/2011 11:36 PM, Prexy wrote:
    >
    > Also, take a look at this:
    >
    > https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=427111
    >
    > This about rtl8185 but the behavior is the same. You might want to
    > start your own bugzilla. There has been no solution for my bug.


    For both the ath9k and the rtl8185 users, is there a command that reliably will
    crash the computer? If so, then use the following:

    sleep 10 ; <command_that_crashes>

    During the 10 second sleep, use CTRL-ALT-F10 to switch to the logging console to
    see if any messages are logged when the crash occurs. You will either have to
    manually write those down, of take a picture of the screen and post the photo.
    BTW, CTRL-ALT-F7 gets you back to the normal display.

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