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cisco vpn freezes system

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http://forums.opensuse.org – I have been using the cisco vpn client for some time.. I can typically stay connected all day long with no issues whatsoever. Recently I started seeing an issue where my suse 11.2 system would totally freeze after starting a VPN session. I changed from the pae kernel to the default.. It seemed fine for a while until eventually I starting seeing the freezes again. After a ton of research about the problem, I finally figured out it is related to the vmware player 3.x package. I can stop the vmware services and the vpn client will work fine.. but once I re-enable them, I can re-create the lockup issue. I removed the vmware player completely. I am passing this along in case anybody else is seeing this issue.. I have seen reports of this problem all over the internet across different linux distributions. My system info in case it is relevant: cpu: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6700 @ 2.66GHz memory: 4 GB OS: Linux 2.6.31.5-0.1-default i686 System: openSUSE 11.2 (i586) KDE: 4.3.1 (KDE 4.3.1) "release 6" (Distributions)