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  1. #1

    After inserting wlan-card mylaptop freeze on boot ...


    Hi

    I've been trying to get my Linksys wcf12 compactflash card (prism 2.5) working under kernel 2.6.0 on a Gericom X5 Force laptop. Basically:
    - the linux-wlan-ng modules from debian/testing do not work (they are for 2.4)
    - the sources of linux-wlan-ng-0.2.1-pre16 (newest version from the linux-wlan-ng site) compile successfully, but do not work.

    The module cause system lockup after a few seconds. After inserting wlan-card, the laptop freeze on boot in only 30s (i.e. mouse and keyboard input is ignored and only a restart fixes the problem).

    I am completely out of ideas on how to proceed. I know the card is
    fine because it works on windows XP.

    Any suggestions appreciated.

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    Could you try doing it while having the console in text mode, and see if the kernel spits out any helpful messages. Check /var/log/messages and dmesg periodically, or (which I'd say is preferrable anyway) edit your /etc/syslog.conf to redirect *.* to /dev/tty12 or something like that, which will allow you to see everything that happens.

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