Weird Network Manager Problem

Mike Dwiggins mike at
Sat Sep 25 16:55:47 UTC 2010

  On 9/25/2010 8:06 AM, g wrote:
> On 09/25/2010 02:21 PM, Mike Dwiggins wrote:
> <snip>
>> Well g, if I could afford a UPS that had a longer run time than two
>> hours I would have it!.
> an ups should not be considered as a means to keep a system up and
> running until power is restored. that is not a battery system, unless
> you have an auto start gas powered generator to kick in and supply mains.
> it should be thought of as a means to allow a proper shutdown if
> power is not restored within a short period.
> an ups that will supply just 5 or 10 minutes of up time is better
> than none.
> the name ups, uninterrupted power supply. not un-interruptible
> power supply, as in continuous.
> a good ups, runs from a floated battery. that is, it is powered by
> battery and ac mains supply a low level charging.
> this way, when mains are lost, you are already on battery power, so
> there is no 'glitch' of sine wave.
> once mains are lost, a signal notifies system and a proper shutdown
> can be started.
>> I am leaning towards a hack or a corruption of Network Manager.
> yes. jb's points are much to be considered.
> here again, 'rpm -V|--verify *' should be run.
> much luck on your recovery.
Excellent description.  That being said the reason I have such a big 
honking APC brand UPS is that my company's Logistics department 
overbought on a major contract!  Rather than paying Inventory Tax on the 
extras the Boss sold them to several of us below our Dealer cost!  I 
have approx. two hours run time but, this outage lasted over three and 
1/2 hours while no one was home!

According to my logs I did get a controlled shutdown on all three of my 
servers, the two Red Hat ES 4 severs have no problem only my Fedora 13 
server.  Thus I am leaning more towards a hack that was just waiting for 
ANY reboot to pounce!

Especially after I got this:

# rpm -V| --verify *
bash: --verify: command not found
rpm: no arguments given for verify

Something is not right!

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