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Authored by: sjonke on Aug 08, '01 04:05:48PM

I think it may be a sleep problem and related to "Locations" in OS X (which don't work very well.) Specifically, this situation will almost always (always?) cause the problem: if my 2000 iBook has been connected to the ethernet network at work (via location I call "Work") or in our lab (which is via Airport, location "Lab") and put the computer to sleep and go home and then at home I switch to my "Home" location and try to connect (which is via phone-line modem), this freeze thing happens.

Now, with 100% consistency this will prevent it from happening: shutdown my computer before going home. More correctly, disconnect from the network and shutdown/restart before switching to a location that connects via phone-line modem (or perhaps it's specifically PPP, in which I suppose you might see this with PPPoE connection too.)

It's not much of a fix seeing how it is probably faster just to wait out the freeze, although it is a little less nerve wracking. More importantly, that it works may indicate some possible real solution. I've not the expertise to figure it out, though.



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Authored by: zzen on Aug 08, '01 08:36:33PM

I don't think this has to do with Locations. I don't use them - that is, I have the default 'Automatic'
one and never configured any other. I also do not switch the locations. Still, this happens to me.
A better idea might be connecting via Internet Connect several times without shutting/restarting
the computer in between. This might be more close to reality, since I do not shut my computer down,
I merely put it to sleep.

I just reinstalled my OS X (because of other reason) and the problem remains.

Just for your info - the delay can be REALLY long - 2 minutes easily. On the other hand, it's probably
faster then a restart. :)



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Authored by: macubergeek on Aug 08, '01 09:16:45PM

Gee I thought I was the only one with this problem. I reported this to Apple and received back the response that this was a known problem...with the implication that it was being worked on. Personally I believe the modem driver is borked. I know for a fact that the USB and Zip Disk drivers don't work very well. As I recall Apple only recently finalized the Driver api's they released to developers....so driver writing has been a moving target up to and including 10.0.4. It seems reasonable that Apple would roll this fix in with undoubtedly a host of fixes in the 10.1 update in September.



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