|Summary:||irda breaks orinoco|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Terry Griffin <griffint>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Kernel Maintainer List <kernel-maint>|
|Status:||CLOSED INSUFFICIENT_DATA||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-01-08 05:31:31 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Terry Griffin 2007-01-22 06:04:05 UTC
Description of problem: After applying recent updates my wireless card quit working. It is an old Prism2-based 802.11b card using orinoco and orinoco_cs. The symptom was that when I tried to bring up the interface using DHCP I would get the error "failed; no link present. Check cable?" Coincident to this I noticed I had a new network interface I'd never seen before, irda0. Putting two and two together I started unloading modules associated with the irda0 interface. After unloading the nsc_ircc module I was able to bring up and pass traffic over the wireless interface. Unloading the other IRDA modules (irda and crc_ccitt) was not required. I booted to the last few FC6 kernels to see when this may have started but all of the recent kernels demonstrated the same problem. What is new is that I never had an irda0 interface before. So something I updated (udev?) is now loading the modules for irda0 during system boot whereas before they were not getting loaded. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): kernel-2.6.19-1.2895.fc6, 2.6.18-1.2869.fc6, and 2.6.18-1.2868.fc6. udev-095-17.fc6 How reproducible: 100% Steps to Reproduce: 1. Get a laptop with IRDA and add a Prism2-based wireless PCMCIA card. (My combo is an IBM A20m Thinkpad and an Addron 802.11b card) 2. Boot FC6. Verify that you have network interfaces for both irda and wireless. Modules loaded should include nsc_ircc, irda, crc_ccitt, orinoco, orinoco_cs, and hermes. 3. Configure the wireless interface. If you use DHCP it will fail to get an address. If you use a static address then it will configure fine but it won't pass any traffic. Actual results: No traffic able to pass over the wireless interface. Expected results: Traffic is able to pass over the wireless interface. Additional info: Workaround - unload the nsc_ircc module.
Comment 1 Jon Stanley 2008-01-08 01:47:32 UTC
(This is a mass-update to all current FC6 kernel bugs in NEW state) Hello, I'm reviewing this bug list as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelBugTriage I am CC'ing myself to this bug, however this version of Fedora is no longer maintained. Please attempt to reproduce this bug with a current version of Fedora (presently Fedora 8). If the bug no longer exists, please close the bug or I'll do so in a few days if there is no further information lodged. Thanks for using Fedora!
Comment 2 Terry Griffin 2008-01-08 05:20:52 UTC
Sorry. You were too slow on this one. I no longer have the hardware setup necessary to reproduce the problem. Maybe if you had responded in something less than two years I could have helped you out.