Slackware :: Wireless Keeps Dropping - Using Edited Rc.inet1.conf

Jan 22, 2011

I wanted to save a bit of ram and so removed wicd from startup. I deleted rc.wireless.conf and edited rc.inet1.conf as per the instructions. A connection is made at startup but it seem to drop quite often ( not too hard to restart, but a bit of a pain ). I am running a k-2.6.37 with a zydas usb zd1121 chip


# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf
# This file contains the configuration settings for network interfaces.
# If USE_DHCP[interface] is set to "yes", this overrides any other settings.


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Slackware :: Keep Static Routes After Rc.inet1 Restart?

Jun 29, 2010

Is there a standard config file for saving static routes or "ip route" commands? i lose my static routes after every "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart".rc.local wouldn't be a good idea, because it's not run automatically after "/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 restart"

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Fedora :: Conf Files Couldn't Be Edited?

Jul 29, 2011

I installed vsftpd on my fedora 15 system. I tried to edit vsftpd.conf through gedit

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Ubuntu :: Edited Xorg.conf And PC Won't Start

Jun 7, 2011

My PC running 11.04 was showing a blank screen after every 10 mins while watching BBC iplayer (with all the screensaver and power saver settings switched to over 1 hour). The picture returned when I moved the mouse but it was still annoying.

So I googled for a solution and found this page [URL]. Based on this, I did the following in terminal:

"sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf"

Then when the text editor came up, I deleted 'EndSection' from the xorg.conf file, and added the following lines:

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "blank time" "0"
Option "standby time" "0"
Option "suspend time" "0"
Option "off time" "0"

My problem: upon rebooting the computer, I just got a purple screen with the Ubuntu logo, it went no further. I tried booting with the livecd and removing the lines I added, but it wouldn't let me save the file. I also tried booting into recovery mode but I'm not very adept at the command line navigation stuff, so I don't know how to find or re-edit the file.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Edited Xorg.conf And Lost All Video?

May 3, 2011

I have Natty Narwhal and everything was working. Then I moved it to my HDTV, and I had overscan issues. Following some advice I found online, I edited /etc/X11/xorg.conf with new information including a ModeLine.

Upon restart, I get my BIOS screen, the Ubuntu splash, then... nothing. The display goes to sleep. I can ping the computer, and everything seems to work except I have no video.

I did backup my xorg.conf file, but I don't know how to get to it without a display. Hindsight tells me I should have given myself a way to remotely control my computer before messing with xorg, but you live and learn.

I've read online that there is a way from the login screen to get to Terminal without loading the desktop environment, but I can't get to the login screen.

I've also tried using a Linux LiveCD to access my filesystem, and that works to view files, but I have no root privileges.

Is there...

...a way to get to Terminal without loading the login screen?

...a way to give myself root access to my harddrive from a LiveCD?

...something else to try?

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Debian Configuration :: Edited Xorg.conf, Now Lost Some Keyboard Functionality?

Jul 8, 2011

I tried to edit my xorg.conf to try and encourage Debian to handle my joypad better (stop recognising it as a mouse). However, it didn't work and i couldn't get back into X.So, i entered recovery mode and deleted the contents of xorg.conf,got back into X and then edited xorg.conf back to how it was.Right so far so good.Yet, now i cannot use the backlash key in keyboard shortcuts. I have a number of shortcuts set up to incorporate this key and they no longer work, neither in GNOME nor Openbox

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Server :: Resolv.conf Was Edited, Server Stopped Serving Websites?

Feb 21, 2010

I'll preface this by saying i'm by no means an expert on Linux. A competant beginner at most.We have a dedicated server, the 'resolv.conf' was changed, specifically the domain that was listed (this is the primary domain).I only became aware of this change, when we get into work on Friday and all our sites were down - I attributed this to DNS fault as if I changed my host file (I work on a windows machine) and specifically routed to the domains to the correct IP address, the websites were served fine.I tracked down the resolv.conf change by quizzing a collegue. I then switched the resolv.conf file back to it's original state - luckily a backup was made so I am 100% sure that the current resolv.conf is the correct one.

change was made Friday morning, around 9.30am (UK time). It is now 5.05pm (UK time). The original change was made sometime on Weds afternoon, and the sites stopped serving between Thursday night and Friday morning.Does anyone have any idea how long it should take for the fix to be picked up? Will it be picked up? I just started to think that the change can't be picked up due to some DNS related voodoo.

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Slackware :: Internet Dropping For Short Burst

Jan 1, 2010

I'm running Slackware 64 on an HP AMD Turion X2 Dual Boot with Vista. I'm using WICD from KDE 4.?. I am having trouble with my internet connection dropping. Any software that it internet based seems to hang. After 45 to 90 sec the net seems to come back up. If the software doesn't hang I've been able to check WICD and the connection appears to be fine, but it isn't very descriptive, just that I am still connected. It can be an inconvenience for Firefox but is horrible for any online game.

The game drops you in the middle of a fight or lock the game up. I don't know that I've always had this issue but I can't recall these inconveniences at the beginning of my Slack install. I also can't make a connection to a given install or system tweak. Lastly I haven't seen anything in my searches on the net. But hopefully this isn't the only incidence. AND much as I hate to say this, I am not seeing this from Vista and my family has been on line all week from Windows and aren't having the issue.

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Slackware :: Wicd Keeps Dropping WiFi Connedtion

Jul 16, 2011

wicd keeps dropping my wifi connection most of the time I can just tell wicd to reconnect the connection never stays up for more than 10 minuets with out doing other times it looks like it connected when it didn't other times it times out when obtaining the ip address in these 2 cases I have to run "etc/rc.d/rc.wicd restart
then tell it to connect sometimes posting on forums requires me to copy my text hit submit hope the connection is still up maybe restart wicd there a bug in wicd or python ?

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Ubuntu :: Wireless Connection Keeps Dropping / Fix It?

Jan 24, 2011

Just installed kubuntu 10.10 on a dual boot with winxp on my asus r101 netbook.
wireless connects perfectly, but after roughly 30 seconds, i cant access any address or ping an url or ip. however network manager says im still connected. so i click on network manager, and click on the wireless connection, it then reconnects in a couple of seconds, and all is good again. i carry on browsing, and 30 seconds later the same happens again!!!
my wireless signal is fairly week, however connection works everytime and in xp this is not an issue.

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Slackware :: Skype Incoming / Outgoing Audio Dropping Out

Aug 20, 2010

I just started using Skype and I am having a problem with the incoming/outgoing audio dropping out. The videoconference will start normal the connection being perfect. The guys on the other end can see me perfectly and can hear me loud and clear for the first say...10-20 secs but afterwards the outgoing audio from my part is dropping off and they can not hear me anymore. They can still see me. I can still be seen on the other end and typing and the share screen works perfect from my part or from their part but they can not hear me anymore..

Or there are days when it goes the other way round. The incoming sound would be dropping out. I can still be seen and heard on the other end and typing and the share screen works prefect but I am not able to hear them. I am using Slackware 13.1 on a XFCE desktop installed from the official DVD downloaded from the official site and the sound works perfect. I have no problem watching videos and hearing the sound in ..... or any other audio-video streaming sites.

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Ubuntu Networking :: WiFi Dropping And Dropping Speed

Feb 25, 2010

As soon as i'm starting to copy a large file enough file (>700Mb) to my ubuntu box (connected to an Asus router via wifi) from a Windows 7 client (connected to router via ethernet cable) i get a dramatic drop in speed. upload starts at 1,0Mb/sec with a ping to ubuntu box at <1ms, and in 2 minutes it drops to 200kb/sec with a ping of over 1000ms! The ping increases with every second in a linear progression.

To exlude router as a possible problem copying to a windows 7 notebook connected to router via wifi results in an average of 2,7Mb/sec with an average ping of 150ms.

MB Model: Asus P5B Deluxe wifi
OS: Ubuntu Server 9.10 + desktop installed
Wifi configured via GUI

2. lsusb

3. wlan0

4. lsmod

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OpenSUSE Wireless :: Connection Dropping On Both Laptops With 11.3

Feb 8, 2011

I'm using an Acer Aspire 3000 since Opensuse 9.3. Wireless connection was fine with ndiswrapper. I upgraded to 10.0 and wireless was perfect with the broadcom firmware. Now I just installed openSUSE 11.3 and my wireless connection became a nightmare: connection drops multiple times in a day and network manager remains stuck in "Interface Configuration". Sometimes I'm asked for the wpa password but Network Manager is unable to reconnect until I disable and re-enable my wlan card using the killswitch. The access point is the same zyxel b+g I own since 5 years! I just bought a new eeepc and I installed on it openSUSE 11.3 too. The network connection behaves the same!! The Network Manager says "Interface configuration" and I must switch the wireless off and on to have the network back. I made a radio scan and I'm using a channel on my own. I also tried to disable dhcp without success.

# uname -a #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-12-13 11:13:53 +0100 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux

# lspci -vvvnn
00:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. TravelMate 2410 [1468:0312]
Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
Status: Cap- 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
Latency: 64
Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
Region 0: Memory at e2000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge .....

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Internet Dropping Out?

Feb 17, 2010

This is weird. I will be working on the internet with several tabs open and all of a sudden the pages won't update. I can't go anywhere - it's like I lost the connection. I am also downloading bittorrents with uTorrent running with WIne and that doesn't seem to be affected. I also have gPodder and I tried to update podcasts with that and it also hangs up as if it can't connect. The only way I have been able to solve this has been to reboot (which I just did).

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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Dropping But Not Windows?

Feb 25, 2010

Having major wireless issues with Linux. I have DSL and had a Westell router/modem combo and my wireless would stay up for no more than 15 mins at a time even while idle, and in order to get wireless back I have to reboot and then I can get another 5-15 mins of wireless before it drops. When it drops it prompts me for my wep key and wont accept it yet if I reboot it catches the wireless right away for a very short period. So I go out today and spend over $100 bucks on a Netgear dgn2000 thinking it would fix the problem... Nope I am still in the same boat as I was with the Westell.

I am not seeing my router model listed under the wiki link sticky.. (Edit) thought I installed ndiswrapper, it was it was in my downloads anyway I can't install it I get the following error (Not a valid driver .inf file.)I have tried 3 distros and have the same problem. I went to Netgears site in search of Linux drivers but all I found was the firmware updates. Could some one please shed some light on what I need to do to get up and running?This is a new laptop and I am pretty annoyed with myself for formatting it out of the box rather than reading up a bit more about Linux (been using for one month).I don't understand it Ubuntu 10.9 ran wireless perfect on my older system, (full install) and I have no trouble with my lap top that is running Windows.I really hope to get this resolved I really enjoy Linux and I don't want this to be the one handicap which would force me back to Windows, that would be very upsetting

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Ubuntu :: 10.04 Can't See Wireless Connections - Dropping Connection

May 7, 2010

I was having trouble with my wireless connection, it was dropping every 5 minutes or so after upgrading to 10.04 and ran across a thread where someone recommended entering

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-wireless-lucid-generic

After entering the command I have lost all ability to even use my wireless ability even if it was for 5 minutes. Now I am using a different kernel, internet still drops every 5 minutes, but would love to get my internet up and running again.

I am using a Dell Studio XPS Laptop

description: Ethernet interface
product: MCP79 Ethernet


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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Keeps Dropping At School

Oct 5, 2010

I'm running ubuntu 10.04 on my laptop with broadcom BCM4322 wireless card.Basically what keeps happening is my wireless will stop working, then network manager will notify me that I have lost signal. It will then try and reconnect, but it never seems to be successful. The only way I can get the wireless to work again is if I disable wireless then re-enable wireless (or do a complete system restart).

However, it does not seem to have this problem at home. The only difference I can think of from home and school is either encryption types (the university uses WEP, I use WPA) or the fact that at home there is only one access point and at university there are multiple access points all with the same SSID.Anyone have any idea how to make my laptop stop dropping connection all the time?

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Nov 4, 2010

My wireless connection keeps dropping is very unstable, signal strength goes up and down here is the info i got from the terminal

description: Ethernet interface
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Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Won't Reconnect After Dropping?

May 26, 2011

I'm having a problem with the wireless on my Asus EEEPC 1000HE using Ubuntu 110.04. Digging into the laptop forums, it says there is a problem with wireless on some models of the 1000HE, but it is not the same wireless device and my wireless problem doesn't seem as bad as listed, so I think it's a different problem. But my problem is that if wireless drops for any reason, it will not start working again unless I either reboot the computer or click the wireless icon in the systray, click disconnect so it stops flashing (like it's trying to reconnect) and then suspend my computer or log off and back on. And it only does the latter because I added a file located at /etc/pm/config.d/00sleep_module with the one line that reads SUSPEND_MODULES="rt2800pci" (my wireless driver) So that one line seems to cause wireless to get a fresh connection after suspending (or something. I'm not a very advanced LInux user). I've tried running the command "sudo/etc/init.d/networking restart", but that does nothing for me. I'm not sure what other command to try to see if can fix it.[URL]

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Jan 28, 2011

I am having an issue with my wireless connection dropping about every 2 minutes (web pages timing out), then working for a couple of minutes then dropping again. The connection icon in the task bar says I'm still connected at about 70%.I have a dual boot system and the wireless works fine in opensuse but not in Ubuntu 10.10 I have an Asus G50vt-X5 laptop but I am not sure about the wireless chipset.

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Feb 16, 2011

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Mar 21, 2010

Toshiba A215 laptop
Driver is rtl8187
I really need to make the connection constant and non-dropping. I've had opensuse 11.2 since march 7 2010, figured out most of it by lurking and reading threads didn't want to make threads but I really don't know what to do to make this connection stay on. I am posting Terminal commands from when I am both on and offline.

How I attempted to fix this issue myself: I downloaded wireshark, wicd,knetworkmanager. Tried running all of them nothing worked. I went into Yast and switched off networkmanager and went traditional still nothing. Tried adding opendns to traditional. nothing. Went back to NM would get online then after an unknown time I'd lose connection even though NM said i was still connected. Offline running terminal commands from what I read on here in other threads and stickies

:~> ping -c 5
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
From icmp_seq=2 Destination Host Unreachable
From icmp_seq=3 Destination Host Unreachable

--- ping statistics ---
5 packets transmitted, 0 received, +2 errors, 100% packet loss, time 4000ms
, pipe 2
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Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm

:~> sudo /usr/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 rate 24M

:~> /sbin/lspci -v
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Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device ff10
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Jan 1, 2010

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Jan 5, 2010

In summary, I am using openSUSE 11.2 x64 on an Acer laptop with a wireless AR928X card. I can connect to my WEP-secured network when I boot up. After some time (it might be minutes, it might be hours), I am prompted for my WEP password again. This never works, despite being the one which gets me on-line at start-up!. The only solution is a reboot. The problem is intermittent and doesn't seem to depend on my on-line activity. I have tried the following with the same result:
Traditional using IFUP
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I tried installing the compat-wireless package through YaST and then managed to get no internet connection at all. Went back to KNetworkManager and things "worked" again until I was prompted for the WEP code. I have openSUSE 11.2 x64 working on my office laptop without problem and can connect to my home network without any problem. My issues are with my personal laptop. I have reached the stage of booting into Windows 7 as my default option so that I can access the internet reliably. What I can do to diagnose and repair the problem - could it be that the card is going into powersave mode? If so, how do I stop that happening? I'd prefer to be on openSUSE but need to be able to rely on the internet.

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Jan 20, 2010

as the titles states my wireless is dropping out but the networks manager is still saying i have a connection. the only way i have been able to be on the network every minute or so i have to manauly disconnect and reconnect to my wifi. under my windows 7 and vista installs the wireless card works fine now my card is a dlink dwa-547 and it uses the arthores chipset, it is encprtyed wifi, wpa2 aes on a n/g based network

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Oct 27, 2010

I have a Thinkpad W500 with:

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It has been working fine since I installed 10.04 but recently (end of last week I think) it stared dropping the wireless connection very often. So it will disconnect and reconnect, but I can't seem to find a pattern, sometimes it goes for hours without an issue and sometimes it does it several times in a row. Below is an extract of syslogs from when this happens. But not sure if what I need is there... the only weird thing I can see is:

Oct 27 18:58:33 username-laptop wpa_supplicant[1296]: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED - Disconnect event - remove keys

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Dec 7, 2010

I have just switch to Ubuntu on my laptop from Windows 7 and I am experiencing alot of wireless dropping.

The signal itself is full and I am very close to the router.

What could be the issue and how do I go about rectifying it.

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Wireless: Intel 5100 agn
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Apr 13, 2011

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Mar 12, 2011

Using Wicd and it keeps dropping out or telling me "bad password" when the password is in fact correct. I even know it works because the first couple of times it worked, but the connection wasn't sustained for more than a few seconds each time. My reasoning is my wireless is functional in Ubuntu, there's no reason it shouldn't be in Debian. Wireless network card is ASUS PCE-N13. Ralink driver is installed. WPA-supplicant is installed. Gnome Network Manager is also present, though I've heard that it doesn't support my particular situation.

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Mar 9, 2010

I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 laptop running Fedora 12. Recently my wireless connection has begun dropping every few hours and not reconnecting. After trying for about 30-45 seconds, the WPA password prompt comes up but still doesn't connect.

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Kernel Linux
GNOME 2.28.2
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