What should I do when Ubuntu freezes?
Ubuntu 12.04-12.10 32/64 freezes or won't boot if the Ethernet cable is unplugged and will not hold a wireless connection.
Here is my scenario...
Laptop: Acer Aspire 5516 Wireless card: Broadcom BCM4312
Ubuntu 12.04 32/64 Issues
- Unity 3d won't load without the Ethernet cable plugged in. If I let it load with Ethernet plugged in, it will freeze once I disconnect the cable.
- Unity 2d will load without the Ethernet cable plugged.
- In Unity 2d, wireless cannot hold a connection. I can connect to a Wireless network, but when I try to use it (i.e. open a browser), it disconnects. I can reconnect by disabling wireless (uncheck Enable Wireless), re-enable wireless, and reconnect. But, it will disconnect again once I start using it.
Ubuntu 12.10 Issues
- Since 12.10 only gives me the option to load 3d (I assume), I experience the same thing as the first issue in 12.04.
- Enable networking/LAN in BIOS
- Set LAN first in boot priority in BIOS Remove STA wireless driver (bcmwl-kernel-source) and install b43 low power driver (firmware-b43-lpphy-installer).
- Remove default Network Manager and install Wicd.
So far, I have had no luck with fixing this issue.
Does anyone have any further suggestions?