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    Default constant activity if ethernet cable isn't plugged in

    I've noticed if I start my computer without the cat5 cable plugged in,
    then the computer's activity light stays completely on,
    and this starts before I log into a desktop.

    This seems to be consistently reproducible.

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    Default Re: constant activity if ethernet cable isn't plugged in

    Quote Originally Posted by ravas View Post
    the computer's activity light stays completely on,
    and this starts before I log into a desktop.
    What “activity light” do you mean? Check with “top” to see what the machine thinks it is doing. Do you have something running at start-up that is trying to access another machine , e.g. on-line update, or ntp daemon?
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    Default Re: constant activity if ethernet cable isn't plugged in

    I just did a zypper dup, and it seems to have been fixed.

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    Default Re: constant activity if ethernet cable isn't plugged in

    I think this is the weekly cron job.
    I see it every monday when I turn the computer on.
    If I leave and come back 5-10 minutes later the light is off.

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