Perhaps you can help me with a strange new problem I have with my laptop (an MSI GT735, AMD processor, ATI Graphics, 4GB ram).
I have installed 11.2 some time ago and, after some of the ususal teething problems, everything worked OK.
I could connect to my wireless network without any problems.
However, since about a week ago, whenever I make a connection to the wireless network, the machine totally crashes- no keybord ou mouse, CTRL-ALT-Backspace doesn’t work, CTRL-DEL-ALT doesn’t work, in short I have to reboot the machine with the powerswitch.
The problem arises whether I use KDE (4.3.1) or Gnome.
I’m sure that it is the wireless network connection that causes the crash, connecting through Ethernet is not a problem.
I can reproduce the problem by doing the following:
First, I switch off the wireless network with the button provided for to this effect. This is to stop the machine crashing soon after booting into my user account. (I’m always a normal user, not root).
Then I untick “enable wireless” in Knetwork manager (left click on the icon in the tray). Now I’m sure that the machien doesn’t try to connect. I can use the machine now without it crashing at all (and have, several hours - no crash).
Then I switch the wireless on again with the button. After that I tick the “enable wireless” icon in Knetwork manager. Then I can see that the machine tries to connect (avtivating the network connection". As soon as it connects - total crash.
I didn’t install anything in the machine at least a week prior to the problem arising. I only update the machine following the recommandations of the update manager.
I also created a new user “test” to see whether it wasn’t something in the configuration of my normal account thatcauses this crash and there I have the same problem.
Even though I don’t usually use Gnome, the problem is there when I log into a Gnome session.
Any ideas, anyone?
Thanks in advance