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    wifi specific network causes kernel panic!

    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 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!).

    my system:
    distro: openSUSE 11.1`
    kernel: default x86_64
    wireless driver: iwl3945-ucode version

    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.

    Thanks all.

    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 :(

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    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!

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