|Summary:||Broadcom wireless causing system to crash with network manager.|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Ashesh <ashesh.ambasta>|
|Component:||NetworkManager||Assignee:||John W. Linville <linville>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||8||CC:||dcbw, dhaval.giani, wtogami|
|Fixed In Version:||kernel-188.8.131.52-27.fc8||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2008-06-25 20:46:19 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Ashesh 2008-06-16 08:05:31 UTC
Description of problem: I recently happened to notice something strange about my Fedora 8 laptop (hardware specs in my signature). Today, while playing music using amarok/audacious, I happened to see my wireless light cycle between activated (blue) and deactivated (red) repeatedly coupled with a heavy upsurge in hard drive usage as seen on my system monitor. I for once let the system run, keeping the playback continued, and the same happened after some time again. I decided to deactivate my wireless using the external switch but as soon as I did, the system froze and I had to hit the switch. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 0.7.0 How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Enable wireless from network manager 2. Start audio playback using amarok, etc. 3. Wireless enabled/disabled light cycles repeatedly and quickly. If wireless is disabled using the switch at this instant, the system crashes immediately. Actual results: System freezes. Expected results: System should run smoothly and network manager should know that the hardware switch for the wireless has been thrown to off. Additional info:
Comment 2 Ashesh 2008-06-16 16:40:11 UTC
Hardware: Compaq Presario V3424 AU 1.5 GB RAM AMD Turion 2.20 Ghz @ 64 120 GB SATA HDD Nvidia GeForce Go 6150 Broadcom w/l 43xx
Comment 3 Ashesh 2008-06-23 03:36:29 UTC
Does anyone need more information about the problem or my hardware?
Comment 4 Dhaval Giani 2008-06-23 13:18:44 UTC
This does not seem to be a NetworkManager issue. It seems to be more like a wireless driver issue. Adding wireless maintainer to the cc. Can you do a rpm -qv kernel as well?
Comment 5 Dhaval Giani 2008-06-23 13:19:30 UTC
BTW, have you tried updating your firmware as suggested by the logs?
Comment 6 John W. Linville 2008-06-23 19:35:45 UTC
I think there is a related fix in the latest F8 kernels...could you try one from Koji? http://koji.fedoraproject.org/koji/buildinfo?buildID=52605 Does this work better for you?
Comment 7 Ashesh 2008-06-25 20:08:16 UTC
Thank you all, I updated the drivers and it all seems to be fine now. Problem solved.