Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 390561
Kernel Panic with prism2.5 PCMCIA card during boot
Last modified: 2008-02-13 18:12:53 EST
Description of problem:
've got a Compaq Armada m700 laptop with a Proxim (prism 2.5 chipset) PCMCIA
wireless card. It's been running FC4 for years without a problem. I tried
updating to Fedora 8, and have an interesting problem. If I boot the laptop with
the wireless card in, it kernel panics loading the hostap_cs module during udev
startup. If I take the card out the computer boots fine. After it is booted I
can put the card in and everything works fine. The hostap_cs module loads fine
and the card works.
A little experimentation showed that if I plug the card in before the HAL daemon
starts, the kernel instantly panics. If I let the HAL start, it works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in PCMCIA card
2. Boot System
Kernel panics displaying "Starting udev"
System boots with wireless card enabled
The card also does not work after suspend/resume. I don't know if this is related.
Can you capture the panic messages?
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 closing this INSUFFICIENT_DATA as there has been no response to comment #1
for two months. Please re-open should this issue exist with the panic messages
as requested. Thanks for filing the bug.