[Debian-eeepc-devel] wpa installer report

Jeff Abrahamson jeff at purple.com
Sat Aug 16 00:01:12 UTC 2008

On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 04:21:32PM +0800, Glenn Saberton wrote:
> > Somewhere through this the BIOS decided that WLAN should be
> > disabled.  This took a while to debug, as it was unexpected.  Once
> > I turned it on again, I was able to get gnome to enable wifi.
> Quite odd, you installed via wireless or with ethernet? I haven't
> heard of this happening before. (ie, bios switch being toggled
> because of an install. Seems strange)

Installed via wireless (wpa).  It is strange.  If no one ever reports
this again, I'm happy to chalk it up to cosmic rays or something. ;-)

> > Oddly, after installing the desktop environment but before
> > removing anything, apt-get started recommending I do an apt-get
> > autoremove, which told me it would remove most of gnome.  When I
> > did, of course, bad things happened to gnome.  (But I planned to
> > remove most of it anyway, so it wasn't so bad, just bizarre.)
> This also should be passed on to the debian-boot people.

Will do, thanks.

> > I now have a working system except that the wifi appears to hang
> > frequently (or maybe just freeze up for a while).  It's enough to
> > sudo ifdown ath0 && sudo ifup ath0, but I haven't figured out why
> > this is happening.  I'm not blaming you guys, mind you, just
> > reporting it. ;-)
> Anything in dmesg that looks like wifi errors?

No.  It's increasingly looking like something is waiting, timing out,
and then going back to normal.  Haven't figured out what yet.  I'll
let you know if I figure it out.

Thanks again for the help.


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