|Summary:||iwl7260-firmware wifi firmware regression|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Jason Benaim <jkbenaim>|
|Component:||iwl6050-firmware||Assignee:||Orphan Owner <extras-orphan>|
|Status:||CLOSED WORKSFORME||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Version:||30||CC:||bsandhu, dexter, erinn.looneytriggs, extras-orphan, jkbenaim, jopvanraaij, linville, nikosx, ryan|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||If docs needed, set a value|
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|Last Closed:||2019-08-22 05:22:17 UTC||Type:||Bug|
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Description Jason Benaim 2019-07-23 08:09:54 UTC
Description of problem: Recently-released wifi firmware package iwl7260-firmware-1:188.8.131.52-99.fc30.noarch causes the wifi card to endlessly reset, rendering it dead to the user. Reverting to a previous version solves the issue, tested with iwl7260-firmware-1:184.108.40.206-94.fc30.noarch . Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): iwl7260-firmware-1:220.127.116.11-99.fc30.noarch How reproducible: Steps to Reproduce: 1. Install the affected version of the firmware package listed above. 2. Restart the driver, either by rebooting the system or doing "rmmod iwlmvm iwlwifi ; modprobe iwlwifi" 3. Wifi card is now non-functional. Note errors in dmesg. Actual results: Wifi does not work Expected results: Wifi works. Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason Benaim 2019-07-23 08:10:48 UTC
Created attachment 1592811 [details] dmesg with version -94 (good)
Comment 2 Jason Benaim 2019-07-23 08:11:12 UTC
Created attachment 1592812 [details] dmesg with -99 (bad)
Comment 3 Jason Benaim 2019-07-23 08:15:58 UTC
These bugs seem to be related: > Latest iwlwifi driver crash at startup https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1732165 > dnf update 22nd July 2019 included WiFi Update; WiFi stopped working after update reboot https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1732079
Comment 4 Ryan David Sheasby 2019-07-23 08:25:57 UTC
Can confirm this bug. dnf undo transaction doesn't work either, as it tries to downgrade to 18.104.22.168-98 instead of 22.214.171.124-94. Manual downgrade to 126.96.36.199-94 fixes issue.
Comment 5 Khalsa Jings 2019-07-26 01:21:05 UTC
Thanks for the workaround advice. Took it. Downgraded to iwl7260-firmware-188.8.131.52-94.fc30.noarch.rpm. Added a line to /etc/dnf/dnf.conf: exclude=iwl7260-firmware* WiFi confirmed working again. Awaiting the iwlwifi bug fix.
Comment 6 Jop 2019-08-04 09:17:48 UTC
@khalsa, thank you for the steps to downgrade the driver firware. It resolved the issue for me (using a Dell precision 5530 laptop). I executed > sudo dnf downgrade iwl7260-firmware It is very annoying that upgrading can result in loss of wifi (happened multiple times now). New laptops do not have a wired connection option by default (or you need to have something like an usb-c to rj45 adapter at hand). Searching for a solution on the internet is more difficult and sometimes the downgrade is also only possible if there is an internet connection...
Comment 7 Erinn Looney-Triggs 2019-08-21 17:18:55 UTC
A new release is out, 184.108.40.206-101, can anyone confirm if the issue is fixed or not?
Comment 8 Erinn Looney-Triggs 2019-08-22 04:08:43 UTC
Confirmed that 101 fixes the issue. This can probably be closed.
Comment 9 Jason Benaim 2019-08-22 05:22:17 UTC
Hi- the problem is fixed now, not because of an upgrade to this package, but because of a new kernel. Old kernel + -94 = works Old kernel + -99 = broken Old kernel + -101 = broken New kernel + -101 = works ... where 'new kernel' is 5.2.9-200.fc30.x86_64. I'll mark the ticket as closed. Thanks to everyone who helped take a look!
Comment 10 Khalsa Jings 2019-08-22 17:53:49 UTC
Confirmed. Working as described by Jason.
Comment 11 Jop 2019-08-22 18:07:01 UTC
Confirmed. Working with 5.2.9-200.fc30.x86_64 and iwl7260-firmware 220.127.116.11-101.fc30