Bug 615209 - rfkill switch hangs computer
Summary: rfkill switch hangs computer
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rfkill   
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Version: 12
Hardware: All Linux
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Assignee: John Feeney
QA Contact: Kernel-QE - Hardware
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-07-16 07:40 UTC by Maarten
Modified: 2015-03-19 18:14 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version: 14
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2010-11-05 10:59:24 UTC
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Attachments (Terms of Use)
camara screenshot of terminal output bug (698.71 KB, image/png)
2010-07-17 19:45 UTC, Maarten
no flags Details
extracted from /var/log/messages (21.52 KB, text/plain)
2010-07-17 20:00 UTC, Maarten
no flags Details

Description Maarten 2010-07-16 07:40:36 UTC
Description of problem:

If switching on wireless on a Dell XPS M1330, the system hangs. 

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

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. have wireless switch off
2. switch it on
Actual results:

computer hangs, forced shutdown needed

Expected results:

wireless available

Additional info:

kernel #1 SM

When switching on wireless in terminal mode, a long message appears starting with:
Kernel BUG at kernel/sched.c:1184!
last syst file: sys/devices/virtual/net/pppo/statistics/collisions 
[lot more code not listed here]

Perhaps related to bug 586495 but I get different messages

Comment 1 John W. Linville 2010-07-16 13:49:32 UTC
Could you attach the messages that appear?  Even a digital photo would be helpful...thanks!

Comment 2 Maarten 2010-07-17 19:45:07 UTC
Created attachment 432624 [details]
camara screenshot of terminal output bug

Much more text flashed across the screen before this screenshot. I'd love to show you the original text messages if I would know where/if they're stored

Comment 3 Maarten 2010-07-17 20:00:23 UTC
Created attachment 432628 [details]
extracted from /var/log/messages

Found the relevant text from /var/log/messages

Comment 4 John W. Linville 2010-07-19 17:21:43 UTC
Looks like a problem in dell-laptop?

Comment 5 Maarten 2010-07-19 19:50:42 UTC
Could be. How should I proceed: 1) remove dell-laptop to test what happens with rfkill (how can I remove it?), or 2) notify dell-laptop (which is not in fedora)?

Many thanks!

Comment 6 Maarten 2010-07-19 20:04:00 UTC
I wonder still if this is a duplicate of bug 586495

Comment 7 Maarten 2010-08-04 06:58:57 UTC
This problem still happens after updating to

Comment 8 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 11:54:56 UTC
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Comment 9 Maarten 2010-11-05 10:59:24 UTC
This bug has gone in F14, many thanks!

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