Bug 390561 - Kernel Panic with prism2.5 PCMCIA card during boot
Kernel Panic with prism2.5 PCMCIA card during boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2007-11-19 10:49 EST by James Evans
Modified: 2008-02-13 18:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-13 18:12:53 EST
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Description James Evans 2007-11-19 10:49:09 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):
Fedora 8

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Plug in PCMCIA card
2. Boot System
Actual results:
Kernel panics displaying "Starting udev"

Expected results:
System boots with wireless card enabled

Additional info:
The card also does not work after suspend/resume. I don't know if this is related.
Comment 1 Chuck Ebbert 2007-12-07 18:21:20 EST
Can you capture the panic messages?
Comment 2 Christopher Brown 2008-02-13 18:12:53 EST

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.

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