Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 326041
Messages appear in /var/log/messages every few seconds; kernel module not loaded
Last modified: 2008-02-11 17:38:22 EST
Description of problem:
I have a Dell Inspiron 1501. This error message appears in /var/log/messages
every 6 seconds:
Oct 10 10:39:35 hodge NetworkManager: <info> Error getting killswitch power:
org.freedesktop.Hal.Device.UnknownError - An Error occurred. The Error message
is: Could not open file /sys/devices/platform/dcdbas/smi_data. Check that
dcdbas driver is properly loaded.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
If I do "/sbin/modprobe dcdbas", the errors stop. I presume that something
ought to be doing that automatically, but isn't?
kernel folks; any idea why dcdbas isn't getting auto-loaded?
(In reply to comment #1)
> kernel folks; any idea why dcdbas isn't getting auto-loaded?
There doesn't seem to be anything that would tell the system to load it. (It
doesn't contain a list of devices that it applies too.)
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Could you tell me if
you are still having problems with the latest kernel?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
I think that there was some upstream work on getting the relevant module
loaded automatically. I worked round the problem for the meanwhile with a line
Thanks for the update David. Do you have the line that you added as a workaround
for anyone else with the same issue - I'm guessing:
or something similar?
Are you still having this issue with the line commented out?
This was fixed in Fedora 8 (bug 248257) but not in F7.
Fixed in F7 kernel 126.96.36.199-65.
kernel-188.8.131.52-80.fc7 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 7
kernel-184.108.40.206-80.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.