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|Summary:||Recent Yum Update Broke Wifi|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Johnny Proton <obijuan>|
|Component:||dhcp||Assignee:||David Cantrell <dcantrell>|
|Status:||CLOSED NOTABUG||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2007-07-16 12:05:54 EDT||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description Johnny Proton 2007-06-24 15:28:19 EDT
I rebooted my laptop on Friday the 22nd and found that wireless no longer works at all? I see there are a lot of dhcp related updates that happened on the 21st and 22nd but I was wondering if anyone else was experiencing this problem? Jun 21 08:17:58 Updated: gtk2.i386 2.10.13-1.fc7 Jun 21 08:17:59 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-i810.i386 2.0.0-4.fc7 Jun 21 08:18:02 Updated: pykickstart.noarch 1.1.1-1.fc7 Jun 21 08:18:02 Updated: libdhcp4client.i386 12:3.0.5-36.fc7 Jun 21 08:18:03 Updated: xorg-x11-drv-ati.i386 6.6.3-4.fc7 Jun 21 08:18:04 Updated: dhclient.i386 12:3.0.5-36.fc7 Jun 22 16:25:31 Updated: esound-libs.i386 1:0.2.38-2.fc7 Jun 22 16:25:32 Updated: bind-libs.i386 31:9.4.1-6.1.fc7 Jun 22 16:25:35 Updated: usermode.i386 1.92-0.fc7 Jun 22 16:25:54 Updated: sampler.i386 1.5.1-1 Jun 22 16:25:54 Updated: esound.i386 1:0.2.38-2.fc7 Jun 22 16:25:55 Updated: usermode-gtk.i386 1.92-0.fc7 Jun 22 16:25:56 Updated: bind-utils.i386 31:9.4.1-6.1.fc7 Jun 22 16:25:58 Updated: kudzu.i386 188.8.131.52-1 I originally thought this was a problem with iwl3945 (which was working fine for me) so I blacklisted it and instead went with ipw3945 but that didn't solve the problem.
Comment 1 Christopher Aillon 2007-06-25 16:28:51 EDT
If NM worked before your update, and yuo updated, and NM hasn't changed, chances are it isn't NM....
Comment 2 David Cantrell 2007-06-25 16:39:46 EDT
Not much changed in dhcp. Added a patch from the OLPC project (running that locally, wireless works). I also changed some of output formatting in the init scripts. Can you downgrade to the dhcp package(s) that came with the original F-7 release and see if those restore functionality?
Comment 3 Johnny Proton 2007-06-26 00:52:32 EDT
I don't even know how to do that... I know that I am unable to connect to any wireless network at this point, and I'm using an Intel 3945 chipset and iwlwifi. It was working flawlessly before this update though. It seems that this problem only corresponds to this chipset in particular, as other developers in my company don't have this issue. What should I do?
Comment 4 David Cantrell 2007-06-26 10:12:50 EDT
What I meant was downgrade your dhcp packages to the ones that were released with Fedora 7 as the ones you picked up via the Fedora 7 Updates collection have broken network connectivity on your system. To do that, go to this URL: http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/releases/7/Fedora/i386/os/Fedora/ Download the following packages: dhclient-3.0.5-35.fc7.i386.rpm libdhcp4client-3.0.5-35.fc7.i386.rpm Then run rpm and force the downgrade (by default, rpm logic selects the most recent version of a package, so if you try to install these and already have an update installed, it will say what you have installed is more recent than what you are trying to install. Since you want to downgrade, you have to force the operation in rpm): rpm -Uvh --force dhclient-3.0.5-35.fc7.i386.rpm libdhcp4client-3.0.5-35.fc7.i386.rpm Any missing dependency errors you get, go and download the other rpms you need from the URL above. After downgrading the dhcp components, reboot, and try connecting to the network again. But, since you say that no one else are your work is having this problem using the same versions of the software you are using, I'm inclined to regard this as a kernel bug. I am going to reassign it to the kernel component, but you should try the downgraded versions of the dhcp components as well.
Comment 5 Johnny Proton 2007-06-26 22:42:08 EDT
That fixed it! The reason no one else at my work was having the problem is because I'm the only person using F7 *and* the Intel 3945 card. Looks like the problem is with both ipw3945 and iwl3945 because both of them wouldn't work. Does this give you anything you need? Would love to be part of the fix for this because I was feeling a ton of Fedora pain this past couple days and I'd love to help others out with it.
Comment 6 David Cantrell 2007-07-16 11:52:44 EDT
Does the current dhcp packages available for Fedora 7 exhibit the same problems? The latest available build in the F-7 updates is 3.0.5-38.fc7. You originally reported the problem with build 36 (3.0.5-36.fc7), so I'm wondering if the problem is still there with build 38. Let me know.
Comment 7 Johnny Proton 2007-07-16 12:05:54 EDT
As it turns out, this was probably something on my end. It turns out that the iwlwifi package is just having a hard time connecting to certain encrypted wireless networks. I think this bug would be better off if it was just closed.