Bug 453298 - Freeze crash with Network Manager following kernel update
Freeze crash with Network Manager following kernel update
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Reported: 2008-06-29 05:00 EDT by jamesarbrown
Modified: 2009-07-14 11:52 EDT (History)
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Description jamesarbrown 2008-06-29 05:00:13 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
[jamesarbrown@localhost ~]$ 

How reproducible:

Install ISO DVD spin of fedora.
yum install b43-fwcutter
export FIRMWARE_INSTALL_DIR="/lib/firmware"
wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-
tar xjf broadcom-wl-
cd broadcom-wl-
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.

Additional Info 

lspci = 30:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan
mini-PCI (rev 01)

Machine Hp/Compaq NX6325
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