View Full Version : [ubuntu] ubuntu 8.10 locks laptop up trying to access the net using 3G dongle

January 18th, 2009, 11:26 PM
Hi all, i've got a funny issue with ubuntu 8.10, i've managed to install it no problem and update it no problem using a E160G or E169 usb Usb 3G dongle and surf the net for a couple of days & install software, but then that's when i started having problems when i clicked on Three Uk in the network manager it started to spin then before it connected & the box showed up with connected to three UK it just locked the laptop up :( everything locked up. rebooted the laptop & then it said disconected every time i went to connect. i've done a complete install of ubuntu 8.10 & it's ok now but for how long. does anybody know why it's doing this? is it a bug or what i've even had the same problem using fedora 10 aswell thx

January 23rd, 2009, 06:40 PM
same problem here. my laptop keyboard locks up when I enter ubuntu 8.10. also, from time to time my screen freezes, and only rebooting I can use the system again.

I'm installing Windows 7 over it till I get home. #-o