Bug 124402 - Inspiron 9100 Broadcom 440x networking fails with dual boot
Summary: Inspiron 9100 Broadcom 440x networking fails with dual boot
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-05-26 11:38 UTC by Brian Parker
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-05-29 08:15:19 UTC

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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).


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

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.

Additional info:

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.

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