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Bug 477322 - Intel 4965 wlan stops working until needs reboot
Intel 4965 wlan stops working until needs reboot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: iwl4965-firmware (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart)
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-12-20 10:17 EST by Boris Devouge
Modified: 2009-01-12 12:24 EST (History)
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Description Boris Devouge 2008-12-20 10:17:02 EST
Description of problem:

I am filing this under the firmware, but not sure if related to module/kernel so I apologize in advance if this is wrong.

This issue seems to be reported upstream in

At unpredictable intervals, the iwlagn drivers fails, all wireless transmissions fail, and the only way to recover the wireless is a clean reboot of the machine.

This is on Lenovo X300 running Fedora 10 i386.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


alias:          iwl4965
license:        GPL
author:         Copyright(c) 2003-2008 Intel Corporation
version:        1.3.27kds
description:    Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link AGN driver for Linux
firmware:       iwlwifi-4965-2.ucode

How reproducible:

Seems this affects the iwl4965 hardware. Simply run the machine, and watch the wireless fail (2/3 minutes to sometimes a week between failures).
Actual results:

Wireless suddenly fails and a reboot is needed to restore connectivity.

Expected results:

No wireless failure

Additional info:

Logs show the following:

Dec 20 13:44:45 speedy kernel: iwlagn: HARDWARE GONE?? INTA == 0x000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000ffffffff

I have added a 'me too' in what seems to be the upstream bug.
Comment 1 Nicolas Chauvet (kwizart) 2009-01-12 12:24:20 EST
The last firmware for iwl4965 is 
iwl4965-firmware- and was in the stable repos the days before this bug report.

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