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Rich Tango-Lowy

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Rich Tango-Lowy last won the day on August 22 2012

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  1. zenbook and bodhi linux

    Received Zenbook--jeez, what a beautiful piece of hardware! I miss my trackstick and touchscreen, but the 1920x matte display is worth the trade. Unfortunately, I'm typing thus on Ubuntu Quantal rather than on Bodhi. Downloaded the 64 bit Bodhi and burned to a USB key with unetbootin. The UEFI BIOS refused to recognize and boot from the key. Put the key in my Thinkpad and it booted with no problem. Burned Ubuntu 12.10 to the key and it booted on the zenbook and installed with no problem. Would prefer Bodhi. Any ideas why the BIOS won't recognize the Bodhi image? Rich
  2. zenbook and bodhi linux

    I have a Zenbook on its way and will be dropping Bodhi onto it pretty quickly, so I expect to be adding to the thread. I've browsed a bunch of Ubuntu threads with useful information, but have a few questions for you. What specific model do you have? Did you need to do anything special with the UEFI bootloader? Anything else I should watch out for? Kind regards, Rich
  3. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    Turned out to be a hardware issue; e.g. dropped the laptop one too many times. Thanks all of you for the assistance! Rich
  4. Sound suddenly stopped working

    Switching profiles, then switching back solved the problem for me. Strange. Rich
  5. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    I appreciate the research, AntCer! sudo rmmod iwlwifi sudo modprobe iwlwifi 11n_disable=1Speedtest * before change: down 17.74 Mbps, up 3.57 Mbps * after change: down 9.87 Mbps, up 3.58 Mbps Of course, if I can't keep the network up, a 50% speed reduction might be a reasonable compromise! Starting to get pretty busy at the shop, due to the upcoming holidays. But I'll stay on this in the evenings when I'm not swamped. Kind regards, Rich
  6. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    This is happening on both my router at home and at the shop. Recently changed from channel 1 to channel 6 at the shop to see if it would help, but it hasn't. Took me 4 reboots to get this uploaded. Dropping even on A/C, so that theory's kaput. Trying to work today and wasting a lot of time. Getting very frustrated, though I suspect (hope) this is more an ubuntu than a Bodhi issue. scan.txt
  7. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    $ uname -a Linux cacao 3.2.0-32-generic-pae #51-Ubuntu SMP Wed Sep 26 21:54:23 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Power management for the network interface is off. Does seem related to being on battery, though.
  8. Sound suddenly stopped working

    Yeah, my sound went byebye the other day, too. Will re-install pulseaudio (of which I'm also not a fan) once I get the wifi thing resolved. Rich
  9. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    Yeah, I remember that one and the apparmor fix. I'm getting more suspicious that the current issue is related to power management. It dropped every hour or two while on a/c today, but went down consistently within 5 or 10 minutes once I switch to battery. Rich
  10. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    Thank you both. Per AnteCer's link, I checked to ensure power management is *off* for the card, which it is. I've also noticed that the disconnects are much more frequent when on battery than when I'm plugged in, making me think it's related to power management. Per Charles, I'm downloaded Lenovo's hardware manual so I can check the antenna. sudo lshw -C network *-network description: Ethernet interface product: 82577LM Gigabit Network Connection vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 19 bus info: pci@0000:00:19.0 logical name: eth0 version: 06 serial: f0:de:f1:5a:bb:cb capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=1.5.1-k firmware=0.12-1 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair resources: irq:41 memory:f2500000-f251ffff memory:f2525000-f2525fff ioport:1820(size=32) *-network description: Wireless interface product: Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 35 serial: 00:24:d7:c6:a6:94 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=3.2.0-32-generic-pae firmware= build 25532 ip= latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abgn resources: irq:45 memory:f2400000-f2401fff
  11. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    On 2.6.32. Drops every minute, forcing reboot. Typing quickly before it drops again. Bodhi currently not usable. Help would be appreciated. Rich
  12. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    Well *that* didn't work. The 3.5 kernel completely munged my computer. Back to and wifi-dropping for the moment.
  13. [SOLVED] Wireless dropping (frequently)

    As of today, my wireless connection disconnects every 5 to 10 minutes and refuses to reconnect. The only alternative is to reboot the machine and work (quickly) for another 5 to 10 minutes. Nothing obvious in dmesg, but I found the following in syslog right after it disconnected. Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630085] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Queue 2 stuck for 2000 ms. Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630092] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Current read_ptr 86 write_ptr 89 Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630096] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: On demand firmware reload Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630117] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Command REPLY_QOS_PARAM failed: FW Error Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630122] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Failed to update QoS Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630130] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: fw recovery, no hcmd send Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630134] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Error sending REPLY_RXON: enqueue_hcmd failed: -5 Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.630138] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: Error clearing ASSOC_MSK on BSS (-5) Oct 11 15:31:01 cacao kernel: [ 890.647410] iwlwifi 0000:02:00.0: MAC is in deep sleep!. CSR_GP_CNTRL = 0xFFFFFFFF Found a lot of reports of this on other distros, but no solid solution. Think I'll try upgrading the kernel. Open for other suggestions. Rich
  14. Loosing graphics when using scale pager or scale windows....?

    As of last week's updates, my scale pager showed a black space for each window rather than a thumbnail. I used the Composite->Rendering tab to switch from "Software" to "OpenGL", which fixed the problem. Rich
  15. [SOLVED] Linux bodhi is hanging

    I've been experiencing hangs recently, as well. I can consistently crash to a full hang by opening the dialog to add a new app and double-clicking a directory in the file selector. Not using composite at the moment. Upon reflection, I think most of my crashes are directly or indirectly related to EFM, since using EFM regularly hangs my system as well. Rich