Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 458032
freeze in kernel
Last modified: 2008-08-09 09:49:37 EDT
Created attachment 313534 [details]
Description of problem:
System boots up and goes to KDM login. When I enter the username, a few seconds later the login process stops. I can go to another terminal (ctrl-alt-F1) and get a login there, but when I try to do any sudo command the system freezes completely and needs a hard reset.
I'm not sure which component is going wrong here, but I submit it under kernel because it only happened with the last two kernels, and also there is something in dmesg.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
kernel 6.25.10-86 and 126.96.36.199-97, it works with 188.8.131.52. All other components should be up-to-date Fedora 9.
It's on an Amilo A1650G laptop.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start system
2. login to graphical login screen
should go into KDE
Bug is caused by mafwifi driver, which is not a part of the Fedora kernel.
Thanks, this was very useful. After investigating with madwifi I found out that it's been replaced by ath5k which is part of the kernel, so madwifi is no longer needed. Removing all Madwifi packages solved the issue and the Wifi card works without it. Hope this helps somebody else who runs into this problem.