Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 190005
udev hangs if ipw3945 present
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:31 EST
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.
Well, there is a timeout and the startup continues.
Could you tell me please, what udev was waiting for? Firmware? Kernel driver?
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?
what exactly did you change to make it work?
I installed the following rpms (after updating fc5 to smp kernel 2.6.16-1.2080):
After that as soon as "Starting udev" shows up the led for the wireless
connection comes on and the boot completes normally.
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???
latest udevs timeout and the boot process continues.