I have this Acer 6292 laptop with a Wireless card whcih was working fine on both F8 and F9.
However, one fine day after I played with tomcat, apache and performed updates from the F9 update repo (all including kernel) on Fri 13 Jun, together with mplayer update from linvna, this card just suddently refuced to work.
I have a wireless network with a 10 digit WEP encription in my office,
and a non-encription back to my hostel (The kind of internet service where you wuill be redirected to the login page before you can go to internet)
One day, I performed the updates mentioned above in my office, at this moment my wireless card is still working fine with WEP network.
Then, after I got home, i did no change to my laptop and the internet still working fine.
Next morning (15 Jun, my birthday ==) I went back to my office and my wireless card still behave normally before any connection is made,
once the two green balls of Network manager is about to change to Bars (once the router DHCP reply to my wireless card) the whole system will just hang there and the two balls will just freeze there and ... my caps lock will keep blinking with my laptop responses to nothing (even ctrl-alt-Fwhatever)
This keep happening and everthing will work fine before my wireless is connected. I can still connect to internet with ethernet in office.
Afterwards I got home, I test the wireless with the non-wep, dhcp wireless, it got connected without crashing and everthing works fine.
I go back office this morning. It still crashed with my office encrypted network.
After I changed my router to a non-WEP encripted network, it connected fine.
Both WEP-open and WEP-shared will make my system crash. and guess what, the WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK worked without crash == , very weired.
I have also changed my router's frequency (channel) with the crash persisted
I have tried to swith on and off varuious services (including wpa_sub) and they dun seems to affect the crash.
Anyone can help me to provide some guidiance on how to trouble shoot this kind of error?? As the desktop simply crash right on the instance after connection I kinda wonder any logs will remain.
Any help/opinion/lead is appreciated