Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 451618
Broadcom wireless causing system to crash with network manager.
Last modified: 2008-06-25 16:46:19 EDT
Description of problem:
I recently happened to notice something strange about my Fedora 8 laptop
(hardware specs in my signature).
Today, while playing music using amarok/audacious, I happened to see my wireless
light cycle between activated (blue) and deactivated (red) repeatedly coupled
with a heavy upsurge in hard drive usage as seen on my system monitor. I for
once let the system run, keeping the playback continued, and the same happened
after some time again. I decided to deactivate my wireless using the external
switch but as soon as I did, the system froze and I had to hit the switch.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable wireless from network manager
2. Start audio playback using amarok, etc.
3. Wireless enabled/disabled light cycles repeatedly and quickly. If wireless is
disabled using the switch at this instant, the system crashes immediately.
System should run smoothly and network manager should know that the hardware
switch for the wireless has been thrown to off.
Created attachment 309469 [details]
Compaq Presario V3424 AU
1.5 GB RAM
AMD Turion 2.20 Ghz @ 64
120 GB SATA HDD
Nvidia GeForce Go 6150
Broadcom w/l 43xx
Does anyone need more information about the problem or my hardware?
This does not seem to be a NetworkManager issue. It seems to be more like a
wireless driver issue. Adding wireless maintainer to the cc.
Can you do a rpm -qv kernel as well?
BTW, have you tried updating your firmware as suggested by the logs?
I think there is a related fix in the latest F8 kernels...could you try one from
Does this work better for you?
Thank you all, I updated the drivers and it all seems to be fine now. Problem