Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64794
hwbrowser hangs every time it is run
Last modified: 2013-04-02 00:16:18 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (Windows NT 5.0; U)
Description of problem:
When launching hwbrowser the small 'splash' window pops up and disappears, then the main 'Hardware Browser' window appears but it hangs partly drawn with
empty white boxes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run 'hwbrowser' from menu or cli window
Actual Results: The small 'splash' window pops up and disappears, then the main 'Hardware Browser' window appears but it hangs partly drawn with empty white
Expected Results: A listing of all hardware.
These are the processes at hang time:
root 2460 0.0 0.1 2220 940 pts/0 S 16:57 0:00 /bin/sh /usr/share/hwbrowser/hwbrowser
root 2461 0.0 0.8 11412 7240 pts/0 D 16:57 0:02 /usr/bin/python /usr/share/hwbrowser/DeviceList.py
root 2462 0.0 0.0 0 0 pts/0 Z 16:57 0:00 [python <defunct>]
Only the first can be killed. The latter two seem to need a reboot to get rid of.
BTW the version of hwbrowser is '0.3.5-2' with a buld date of Aug. 29/01
Turned out that the problem was using the stock 3wxxx.o driver for my 3ware 7410 ide raid card. I compiled the latest 7.4 driver (1.02.00.019) with
my kernel (2.4.9-31smp) and everything seems to work now.