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Bug 196716 - Weird network stuff with 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 / bcm43xx not working
Weird network stuff with 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 / bcm43xx not working
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2006-06-26 13:41 EDT by M. Kristall
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2006-06-26 20:23:33 EDT
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Description M. Kristall 2006-06-26 13:41:07 EDT
Description of problem:
Last night, I updated the kernel to 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5. As I always do, I
restarted to see if everything worked, it seemed to, so I removed the previous
kernel version. Today, my Broadcom 4306 wireless card cannot connect to my
wireless network.

After a few restarts, my wired ethernet device wasn't detected properly.
(ifplugd should be automatically connecting me to the network, so...) When I
typed ip addr as root, eth0 was not listed, but some other devid like eth1234
was. I couldn't connect that device to the network until I manually used
modprobe natsemi

There's some really weird stuff that started with my computer since last night
and for some reason, I think I'm the only one it's happening to :-/
As with bug 196536, I get the version 20/19 warning for wireless extension, but
I doubt that really has anything to do with my problems.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Restart computer
2. List network devices
3. Bring up eth1, try to connect

Actual results:
eth0 is not listed (natsemi is not automatically loaded) and eth1 cannot connect
(but iwlist eth1 scan works fine)

Expected results:
natsemi should be automatically loaded
I should be able to connect to my wireless network

Additional info:
I used to use ndiswrapper way back in the FC3 and FC4 days, so I got pretty used
to strange issues with my wireless card, but was usually able to solve them
after several minutes; not this time.

(Now I'm going to try more stuff...)
Comment 1 M. Kristall 2006-06-26 15:55:31 EDT
I would have posted this earlier but for the wireless thing...
This last time I restarted, natsemi loaded automatically, eth0 showed up
properly, and it connected fine when connecting, so I think that was a temporary
Comment 2 M. Kristall 2006-06-26 20:23:33 EDT
Okay, I figured it out. It was me being stupid, not a bug at all :-/ Sorry for
the spam.

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