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|Summary:||udev hangs if ipw3945 present|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Sammy <umar>|
|Component:||udev||Assignee:||Harald Hoyer <harald>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Version:||5||CC:||djuran, groucho, mgarski|
|Fixed In Version:||F6||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2007-09-20 07:06:48 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Sammy 2006-04-26 12:09:33 EDT
Description of problem: I was helping a student to install FC5 onto his new HP Pavilion notebook, which comes with IPW3945 wireless driver. Everything went fine except during the boot process the boot hanged at the udev stage (starting udev after Fedora in blue). We repeated this a number of time and waited almost half hour to no avail. Finally, I realized what was happening and got a bunch of rpms from AT and firware and daeomon from another source. After installing these the udev stage went through and the wireless light came on at the same time. Judging from discussions in redhat-devel this does not mean the connection is working neccesarily. Anyway, I think udev should not hang if it cannot initialize ipw3945.
Comment 1 Harald Hoyer 2006-04-27 05:06:35 EDT
Well, there is a timeout and the startup continues. Could you tell me please, what udev was waiting for? Firmware? Kernel driver?
Comment 2 Sammy 2006-04-27 09:18:11 EDT
I don't know what it was waiting for but we tried multiple times and waited long enough so for some reason that timeout was not triggered. Perhaps it was waiting for firmware then. How do I find out what it is waiting for?
Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2006-04-27 10:03:09 EDT
what exactly did you change to make it work?
Comment 4 Sammy 2006-04-27 11:46:55 EDT
I installed the following rpms (after updating fc5 to smp kernel 2.6.16-1.2080): ipw3945-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm ipw3945d-1.7.18-1.fc5.rf.i386.rpm ipw3945-firmware-1.13-1.fc5.rf.noarch.rpm ipw3945-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-0.0.74-4.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm ieee80211-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i386.rpm ieee80211-kmdl-2.6.16-1.2080_FC5smp-1.1.13-10.rhfc5.at.i686.rpm After that as soon as "Starting udev" shows up the led for the wireless connection comes on and the boot completes normally.
Comment 5 Pieter Noom 2006-06-29 01:07:43 EDT
Same problem here. But I can't get past that stage to be able to add the rpms or the kernel. I created the installations dics from ISO images and I have been able to replace a couple of corrupted files on these Can I do anything that way???
Comment 6 Harald Hoyer 2007-09-20 07:06:48 EDT
latest udevs timeout and the boot process continues.