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I have a very odd problem which has persisted through two kernel updates and a total reinstallation. At work there is an open-access network that is http only and uses ...
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- 06-17-2009 #1
- Join Date
- Mar 2008
wifi specific network causes kernel panic!
At work there is an open-access network that is http only and uses a web-login form, I'm sure you have come across these things. When I use this network my laptop locks-up within ten minutes, sometimes instantly. It is a hard-lockup with flashing num-lock and all that jazz.
My laptop functions perfectly normally connecting to any other network, indeed I can go to the University library and connect to the same network but presumably a different access point (am I misusing the language there?) without any problems
Some months ago I started investigating it. I used the debug kernel, this appeared to confirm that it was something to do with the (intel) wireless-driver kernel-module (duh!).
distro: openSUSE 11.1`
kernel: 126.96.36.199 default x86_64
wireless driver: iwl3945-ucode version 188.8.131.52
I know this isn't much information to go on but if anyone has any ideas please let me know. I don't really have the time to start faffing about with a debug kernel at work but I guess I will have to unless someone replies with an amazing solution.
The wireless works without problems on the Kubuntu instillation that is also on it. Or did until recently when I replaced Kubuntu with 64studio which has driver problems with just about everything :¬(
- 06-20-2009 #2
- Join Date
- Apr 2009
- I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
Is this the driver built into the kernel, or is it an add-in kernel module? Also, what is the wireless chipset installed in your system? It may be that either this is the wrong driver, the firmware is corrupted, or there is a bug in the driver.Sometimes, real fast is almost as good as real time.
Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!