Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 196716
Weird network stuff with 2.6.17-1.2139_FC5 / bcm43xx not working
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
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
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
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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Restart computer
2. List network devices
3. Bring up eth1, try to connect
eth0 is not listed (natsemi is not automatically loaded) and eth1 cannot connect
(but iwlist eth1 scan works fine)
natsemi should be automatically loaded
I should be able to connect to my wireless network
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...)
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
Okay, I figured it out. It was me being stupid, not a bug at all :-/ Sorry for