Bug 124402

Summary: Inspiron 9100 Broadcom 440x networking fails with dual boot
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Brian Parker <brianjparker>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Brian Parker 2004-05-26 11:38:07 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have installed Fedora core 2 on a Dell Inspiron 9100 portable which
has a Broadcom 440x 10/100 network card (and a Dell truemobile 1300
WLAN that I don't use).
The network works fine if I boot Linux directly, but when I dual boot
to Windows XP first and then reboot the machine to run Linux, the
network will fail (no ping), and when I shutdown I get the shutdown
"b44: eth0: BUG! Timeout waiting for bit 80000000 of register 428 to

If I fully power down the machine when closing Windows the problem
goes away- it is only when I restart without a complete powerdown that
the problem occurs (it seems that Windows XP leaves the network
hardware in some inconsistent state).


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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot Windows XP on Inspiron 9100
2.Shutdown Windows and restart computer (don't power down). 
3.Boot Fedora core 2 (single or mp kernel)

Actual Results:  Network doesn't work- can't ping local machines.

Expected Results:  Network should work.

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Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2004-05-26 11:52:46 UTC
can you try the latest kernel from
it has a critical b44 bugfix that should fix this.

Comment 2 Brian Parker 2004-05-27 02:11:21 UTC
Yes, the latest kernel (smp-2.6.6-1.391.i686) fixes the problem, thanks.