Let me start off by saying that I'm quite new to Linux. I installed NdisWrapper fine on a Mandrake (now Mandriva...) box and everything was good. Well, now I am trying to install it on a SuSE 9.2 box. I installed everything fine. I had a little trouble getting internet, but after a little while I sovled it and got the internet to work. Well, I am having some problems still. The box keeps on freezing randomly after about 5-15 minutes of boot time. It only freezes when I type a key. For example, I log in, do some things (Check email, etc) then randomly I start doing something else (Konsole or such) and freeze the system while typing a key.
This problem was way beyond my reach, so I got some people to help. Baically, we've narrowed it down to NdisWrapper. Once a driver for NdisWrapper is "modprobed", then it will be liable to be crashed. I uninstalled the driver I was using once (ndiswrapper -e bla) and did things like normal. It didn't freeze for about 40-60 minutes. Then, after that, I install the driver and "modprobe" it. A few minutes later, it freezes.
I have noticed something in a few logs. In /var/log/localmessages, I have a couple of lines like this:
Jun 28 16:22:04 linux dhcpcd: terminating on signal 15
Then I have a few of:
Jun 28 16:24:33 linux dhcpcd: dhcpStop: ioctl SIOCSIFADDR: No such device
And one line:
Jun 28 17:44:48 linux dhcpcd: recvfrom: Network is down
Seeing that it has dhcpcd, I try a static address. I go into YaST (also tried "ifconfig wlan0 <IP>") and change it from DHCP to Static and type in the IP. I set up the nameservers, and go on the internet. It still freezes.
There is nothing in /var/log/faillog but a lot of ^@'s... Don't know what that means.
Here is my hardware, even though I don't think it's that. (Not to say it's all NdisWrapper's fault, which it may not be):
ABIT IC7-G MAXII ADVANCE motherboard
Intel P4 2.6GHz cpu
ATI All In Wonder 9800 Pro (tried installing ATI drivers, and the SuSE ATI drivers, didn't help)
uh... what else... heh
Well, if there are any more logs or any more information you need, let me know.
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