Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 453298
Freeze crash with Network Manager following kernel update
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:52:04 EDT
Description of problem:
Network Manager when connecting to wireless network causes a total freeze (inc
mouse pointer) and requires power off reboot.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
[jamesarbrown@localhost ~]$ uname -r <<< Working with Network Manager
[jamesarbrown@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa |grep kernel
[jamesarbrown@localhost ~]$ rpm -qa |grep Network
Install ISO DVD spin of fedora.
yum install b43-fwcutter
tar xjf broadcom-wl-22.214.171.124.tar.bz2
sudo b43-fwcutter-011/b43-fwcutter -w "$FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR" wl_apsta.o
Laptop works on wireless ok and hotplugging eth0
Now yum update -y and on login the machine freezes.
To get access again Login as root. Erase /home/useracc/.gnome* (to remove
wireless connection info)
Login to useracc can be accessed now. But fire up Network Manager and total freeze.
Only way to work: grub into original kernel from DVD spin.
lspci = 30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan
mini-PCI (rev 01)
Machine Hp/Compaq NX6325
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