This is a discussion on 10.3: DVD access breaks network connection - Suse ; Hi all, I have a weird problem with my network connection. When I read from one of my optical drives (e.g. DVD playback, file copy) under openSUSE 10.3, my LAN connection breaks after a short while. The only way I ...
I have a weird problem with my network connection.
When I read from one of my optical drives (e.g. DVD playback, file
under openSUSE 10.3, my LAN connection breaks after a short while. The
way I can get it back is to reconfigure/restart the network card via
(happens with both NetworkManager and Ifup as management options).
My guess it that this is connected to a flaky implementation of the
driver for IDE drives (see "Hacking openSUSE 10.3,"
http://www.softwareinreview.com/cms/content/view/84). The solution
in the article is to prevent the PATA module from starting
("hwprobe=-modules.pata" in GRUB), but this doesn't have any effect on
machine. My drives still appear as sdX instead of hdX.
Any ideas as to how this can be fixed?
Interestingly, a dmesg gives me some weird ALSA errors while the
connection is broken. Looks like this:
ALSA sound/core/pcm_lib.c:155: BUG: stream = 0, pos = 0x86800, buffer
0x4000, period size = 0x400
ALSA sound/pci/via82xx.c:811: invalid via82xx_cur_ptr (2), using last
I have an Asrock motherboard with a VIA chipset; LAN (VIA Rhine) and
are onboard. Maybe it's some conflict between the two, but then I'm
clueless about how to fix it. (But then why do problems only occur
when I'm reading from optical drives? Meh.)
Thanks a lot!