Linux 2.6.24-rc8 #18 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jan 28 094852 EST 2008[/quote1an0nrg6]
I have two CPU frequency scaling applets in my gnome-panel (one for each core), and they are controlled by the "ondemand" governor, which throttles cpu speed up if needed. When doing anything that results in network activity, with firefox or even wget, they are throttled to full speed during transmission of data and the mouse pointer becomes very very choppy. If I open a more network-intensive program, such as a bittorrent client, that is a sure-fire way to freeze up completely (presumably a kernel panic). Neither of these symptoms occur while connected via ethernet cable.
Any ideas on how to get you more information?
By the way, I've been trying to post this all day, if you quote my post you'll notice I added a bold formatting tag in the middle of "wget", wrapping around no text, because otherwise, the submission of this post fails. Why that specific word doesn't work? I'm extremely perplexed, and it took me forever to figure out.