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Author Topic: Wifi Card Locks Up System at Login Screen  (Read 1421 times)

nulleffects

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Wifi Card Locks Up System at Login Screen
« on: February 01, 2008, 08:17:05 am »

I'm using an Airlink 101 Super G Wireless Cardbus Adapter.  When I first installed
Vector it worked fine but when I restarted the system, once I get to the login screen
i can't even move the mouse, or use the keyboard.  The power and link lights repeatedly flash
on my wifi card.  If i remove it and restart the computer I can login to Vector.
 ???  ???  ???

I would appreciate any help I can get.
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InTheWoods

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Re: Wifi Card Locks Up System at Login Screen
« Reply #1 on: February 02, 2008, 08:01:29 am »


WOW!!!

I hope someone that knows what their talking about jumps in here.

First off that you had the card working seems to indicate this is not a hardware problem. If it was a simple matter of not having the proper connection settings for loading on boot up then your system would stall for a while when setting up the network, then continue to the point where you could log in normally.

I really don't know what to tell you other than read the wireless how to. Boot into TUI mode, if you can. Make sure you have all of the correct settings in the correct files listed in the How To. You will be using command line tools which if nothing else will be an education for you.

If you get it running and all of the settings are correct but you still can't log in to the system from the GUI log in screen, then the card is not being recognized properly on boot. Someone else may be able to tell you to blacklist a driver or something.

If your card is currently set up with a Linux driver you could also tryrunning it with the windows driver using ndiswrapper. But don't expect this to work. It's just a suggestion.

I can appreciate the expression on butters face.

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bigpaws

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Re: Wifi Card Locks Up System at Login Screen
« Reply #2 on: February 02, 2008, 11:59:03 am »

My first guess is an IRQ conflict. Not that I have run
into that, at least in Linux.

If this is a Desktop move the card to another slot and
see if that changes anything.

Also look in /var/log/messages when you attempted to
boot to see if anything is showing up.

Bigpaws
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nulleffects

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Re: Wifi Card Locks Up System at Login Screen
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008, 05:46:30 pm »

Thanks Bigpaws and In the Woods.
i'm going to try those things.
  :)
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nulleffects

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Re: Wifi Card Locks Up System at Login Screen
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2008, 10:51:30 pm »

 :)
It works !!
I feel so dumb though - since it was an irq conflict LMAO.
thanks.
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