autodisconnect after a few hours of work

Hi all! I’ve been experiencing one issue in my opensuse 11.3 KDE, the thing is when leave my pc downloading a file, it disconnects after a period of time, I don’t know when exactly. I connect to internet at boot time via DSL modem, when I was setting up my connection I noticed, that there is an option “idle-timeout” I set it to zero “0”, I know that my pc donwloads all the time and speed do not drop, why then it disconnects?, it disconnects even with higher numbers of idle-timeout. It happened on the other laptop too, so I need every time to “rcnetwork restart” to get it back working. Any ideas?

p.s. it works just ok in MS windows and never disconnects, so I think its not my line problems.

It would be helpful to see the output of

/sbin/ifconfig -a
/sbin/route -n

both when it works and when it has disconnected. And: what tool are you using to download?

does it always disconnect at about the same time every day?

that is, does it work fine all day long and then if you go to sleep,
when you wake up in the morning it has disconnected? but, that doesn’t
happen if you let it download overnight with Redmond?

i guess you have a laptop and desktop (or two laptops) are they both
directly connected (by a wire) to the same DLS modem? or to a router?
or? if both are left to download, when you come back have both been
disconnected, or just one?

what operating system/version is in use on both? both updated?

if you leave one running windows and the other the version of Linux
you have not yet revealed: when you come back is one disconnected and
not the other? is it possible to set windows to automatically
reconnect if an inadvertent disconnect is experienced (i have NO idea
since i never use windows?)

in short: we could do a lot of guessing about your hardware, software
and symptoms…but, i don’t want to just guess…tell us more.


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

I will check it today, as I leave my laptop to download at night, thanks

  1. I cant trace the time, I’m asleep, it is already disconnected (browser doesn’t work and tixati is dead) when I check my laptop in the morning.
  2. I have only one laptop(the same thing happened with the other old laptop)
  3. I use tixati download manager it works fine in windows (all night) with default setup
  4. I use SUSE 11.3 KDE, I use MS Windows 7(XP worked too) (my system is dualboot)

I think thats it about info, that happens at daytime too, when I go to work and come back with my laptop already disconnected. I think the approximate time is several hours, about 3 or 2 I think for it to disconnect.

today I checked it again, disconnected. Here are the outputs of the commands.
/sbin/ifconfig -a (connected)

dsl0 Link encap:Point-to-Point Protocol
inet addr:178.120.112.131 P-t-P:93.84.80.98 Mask:255.255.255.255
UP POINTOPOINT RUNNING NOARP MULTICAST MTU:1492 Metric:1
RX packets:2650 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2543 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:3
RX bytes:1464420 (1.3 Mb) TX bytes:1676813 (1.5 Mb)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr C8:0A:A9:BF:1D:11
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::ca0a:a9ff:febf:1d11/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:2690 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:2624 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:1525734 (1.4 Mb) TX bytes:1741050 (1.6 Mb)
Interrupt:26 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:84 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:84 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5614 (5.4 Kb) TX bytes:5614 (5.4 Kb)

/sbin/route -n(connected)

Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
93.84.80.98 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.255 UH 0 0 0 dsl0
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 dsl0

/sbin/ifconfig -a (disconnected)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr C8:0A:A9:BF:1D:11
inet addr:192.168.1.2 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::ca0a:a9ff:febf:1d11/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:980970 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:849344 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:723397939 (689.8 Mb) TX bytes:567767340 (541.4 Mb)
Interrupt:26 Base address:0xa000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:254 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:254 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:29998 (29.2 Kb) TX bytes:29998 (29.2 Kb)

/sbin/route -n(disconnected)

Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags Metric Ref Use Iface
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
169.254.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.0.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
127.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 255.0.0.0 U 0 0 0 lo
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.1 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0

well I see that my DSL connection disappeared magically, how could it be?

letian wrote:
> how could it be?

lots and lots of errors being recorded there…but, i have zero idea
where to begin to find the problems…

how did you get to 11.3? that is, did you ‘upgrade’ from a previous
version? (which, and how?)

if it is your first install of openSUSE, or if you formatted and fresh
installed the system partition (bringing an old /home forward), then:
did you do this http://tinyurl.com/25ydj4a before the install? if not,
check your install media now…if it is not error free you will need
to remedy that problem…see here:

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:Download_help
http://tinyurl.com/yhf65pv
http://tinyurl.com/2fbt7j9

if it is a fresh format/install please return the output of:


zypper lr -d


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

sorry, i hit “Send” a little too soon…i need to explain: i am NOT a
networking guru…be sure and give them a chance to get you on the
right track…one may happen along any second and know immediately
what is wrong and how to fix it…

but, my questions stand, and if your install disk is not pure, say so…


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

My install was a clean Live KDE 11.3 install, the same happened on the previous laptop of the same 11.3 distribution, as you may have noticed only 600 mb was downloaded before it was disconnected.
So this may be because my download manager tixati somehow disconnects, but I’ve checked my settings and didn’t find anything wrong with them, so this could be something else, which I don’t know what. I shall try to download something this night with the other download software to get some info

i know absolutely nothing about a “download manager” named tixati…

but, i guess if you use a Linux something like wget your troubles
will go away…

OH, i googled tixati and see it is a torrent…what do you find wrong
with KTorrent? give it a try (it “manages” the download even if
“manager” is not in its (or wget’s) name)…

i think KTorrent is installed by default in 11.3, if not, just open
YaST and search for it…


DenverD
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

ok, its tixati, thanks all for your time, the thread should be closed now.
Yep, youre right, I will use ktorrent from now on.

letian wrote:
> Yep, youre right, I will use ktorrent from now on.

welcome…happy it is SOLVED


DenverD
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
CAVEAT: http://is.gd/bpoMD [posted via NNTP w/openSUSE 10.3]

On 2010-10-04 11:00, DenverD wrote:

> OH, i googled tixati and see it is a torrent…

Guess: Connection flood. Some modems may not handle the flood of incoming connections a p2p client
can produce.

But I don’t know how the DSL connection is handled, I haven’t used any (not in the computer, all I
have seen are handled by the modem/router).

If it is handled by the computer, then there may be something in the logs. There should.


Cheers / Saludos,

Carlos E. R.
(from 11.2 x86_64 “Emerald” at Telcontar)

I will keep it in mind, thank you for your information.