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Bug 451348 - kernel .6 locks up when connecting to network b43 module
Summary: kernel .6 locks up when connecting to network b43 module
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: John W. Linville
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-06-13 20:44 UTC by Christopher Stone
Modified: 2008-07-01 07:46 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: kernel-
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-06-23 19:18:35 UTC

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Description Christopher Stone 2008-06-13 20:44:51 UTC
Description of problem:
My computer locks up and the caps lock and scroll lock leds start blinking on my
keyboard whenever I try to connect to the network.  This only just started
happening with the .6 release.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
Connect to network using b43

Additional info:
I can't find any kernel oops output in my messages file.

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2008-06-13 21:03:39 UTC
Can you recreate the issue with these kernels?

Comment 2 Christopher Stone 2008-06-14 03:10:54 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Can you recreate the issue with these kernels?

These kernels seem to fix the problem.  I am now able to connect to the net
without crashing. :)

Comment 3 John Steele Scott 2008-06-15 04:44:59 UTC
This lockup also happens on powerpc, for me it locks up just after logging into

The kernel from the Koji link in comment 1 fixes it for me.

Comment 4 Orlando Arias 2008-06-19 11:23:55 UTC
I can confirm this bug, happens also in my HP Pavilion 6775us. Doesn't matter
whether I use Network Manager or system-config-network to connect to a wifi
spot. Have yet to try Koji's kernel although chances are it will solve the
issue. Will update soon on this.

Comment 5 Christian Schaller 2008-06-20 10:07:26 UTC
I can confirm this bug also on my machine, an ASUS Pro31s with a Intel wireless
card. As soon as NetworkManager connects to the network the machine locks up hard.
Works fine with the .4 kernel and earlier.

Here is my smolt profile:

Comment 6 Václav Mocek 2008-06-20 22:13:19 UTC
Hi, I can confirm, that package kernel-
( solves the problem.

Comment 7 Orlando Arias 2008-07-01 07:46:48 UTC
Quick question, is this kernel being pushed into the repos? If so, when? I can't
seem to find it there, and some things on my system (namely my stupid nvidia
video card) require things that are closely related to the kernel.

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