[Mageia-discuss] Mageia 2 Experiences
imnotpc at Rock3d.net
Fri Apr 27 20:28:23 CEST 2012
On 04/27/2012 01:54 PM, Frank Griffin wrote:
> On 04/27/2012 01:00 PM, imnotpc wrote:
>> Yes, and success! I have an Acer also but it uses the b43 driver.
>> Since the gui tools locked up I went back to drakconnect and tried to
>> configure the wireless interface. It required firmware files but I
>> installed them using my key drive the same way I installed the kernel
>> firmware package. After I successfully installed the firmware the
>> system boots normally and both NICs work.
>> Is this a known bug? If not, what package should I file a bug report
> If you google "linux freeze atl1c" you'll get a bunch of hits, but
> it's not really clear which driver is causing the problem. Probably
> atl1c, since not all of those affected are using Broadcom wireless.
lsmod | grep atl didn't get any hits and lsmod | grep b43 gives this:
b43 392212 0
rng_core 13292 1 b43
bcma 35012 1 b43
mac80211 440190 1 b43
cfg80211 199805 2 mac80211,b43
ssb 62651 1 b43
pcmcia 61681 2 ssb,b43
mmc_core 114404 4 sdhci,sdhci_pci,ssb,b43
Unless it uses a different name I don't think my laptop uses the atl1c
driver. I don't think it's a bug in the b43 firmware since that works
fine once it's installed. I would guess it's a hardware probe of some
sort that locks up when it encounters the wireless NIC without firmware.
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