Bug 239201 - xend and wireless ipw3945d don't work properly on rhel5
Summary: xend and wireless ipw3945d don't work properly on rhel5
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Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xen   
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Version: 5.0
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Michal Novotny
QA Contact: Virtualization Bugs
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Blocks: 514498
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Reported: 2007-05-05 23:23 UTC by Steven Dake
Modified: 2016-04-26 13:41 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-07-19 06:01:56 UTC
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Description Steven Dake 2007-05-05 23:23:23 UTC
Description of problem:
Using RHEL5 Gold, and booting the xen kernel with ipw3945 kmod for xen from the
rhel repo, the wireless doesn't worki.

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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. install the xen kernel
2. install the ipw3945 xen kmod package
3. network manager doesn't properly connect to wireless networks
Actual results:
wireless doesn't work via network manager.

Expected results:
wireless should work via network manager.

Additional info:
I found that  by mucking around with the start order of xend, NetworkManager,
NetworkManagerDispatcher, and ipw3945d the system will work as expected.

The start order I used was
xend 97
ipw3945d 98
NetworkManager 99
NetworkManagerDispatch 99

There is a similiar problem to xend relating to cman.  essentially xend breaks
all of the currently existing network connections in the system and this
confuses alot of other software.
This enables wirelss networking.

Comment 1 Steven Dake 2007-05-08 08:21:32 UTC
please note that without the e1000 network cable plugged into a switch or hub,
xen also doesn't work.  Please reference bz 239404 for more information.

Comment 2 Jan Wildeboer 2008-01-11 13:18:43 UTC
bump :-)

Ading a metoo here. On Lenovo X61. RHEL5.1 fully up2date.

Running Xen kernel gives me the card and eth1 but it doesn't seem to get
packets. Will follow up with more details.

Comment 17 Michal Novotny 2010-07-19 06:01:56 UTC
KBase article have been written and approved at:

Closing this one as NOTABUG.


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