[ATrpms-users] FC6 kernel update
P.R.Schaffner at IEEE.org
Sat Dec 23 13:38:40 CET 2006
On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 08:47 -0500, Philip R. Schaffner wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 07:01 -0600, Axel Thimm wrote:
> > On Wed, Dec 20, 2006 at 07:01:46AM -0500, Phil Schaffner
> > wrote:
Pardon [alter-ego-]self-reply the long post. Not trimming as the trail
has gotten a bit cold - those holiday preparations and family
obligations do get in the way of debugging driver problems. :-)
> > > Seems to be a bit bigger problem, although I can't quite see
> > why. Since
> > > installing the 2868 kernel my ipw3945 networking is broken.
> > Is this all with suspend2 kernels? Or for vendor kernel's? Or
> > both?
> > > Even un-installing everything 2868 and falling back to the
> > 2849
> > > kernel and kmdls for ieee80211 and ipw3945 it is still
> > failing to
> > > get an address from the router.
> > That seems really strange.
> > > Any suggestions or similar reports appreciated. Anything
> > else I can
> > > supply?
> > The most important thing is to compare the 2849 situation
> > before and
> > after. It just shouldn't be possible to have different results
> > with the same content, unless ...
> > a) Check under /lib/modules/*/weak-updates for spuriously
> > copied over
> > kernel modules.
Just empty directories.
> > b) check for changes in the package contents rpm -V
> > ipw3945-kmdl-`uname -r` ...
> > c) check for kmods/dkms packages
> No kmods/dkms in use on the system - only your kmdls.
> > d) try rpm -qa --last | less to see what other packages
> > changed from
> > working 2849 to broken 2849
Can send the list, but don't see anything relevant there either.
> At work now - will check a,b,d when I get home tonight. Meanwhile, I
> did try the dual-boot installation of WindozeXP to make sure there were
> no hardware/misconfiguration issues. WiFi works fine with the Redmond
Just now was the first opportunity I've had to work this. Booted
kernel-2.6.18-1.2868.fc6 and the ipw3945 now automagically works! My
best guess is that soft rebooting without a power-down may have been a
factor. Perhaps the ipw3945 hardware retains some memory on a soft
reboot that is cleared on a power-down.
Wandering a bit farther OT from the OP (or perhaps closer to the intent
before I hijacked the thread with ipw3945 issues) - I see the suspend2
kmdls are available now; however, a yum update did not pick them up even
though kernel-suspend2-2.6.18-1.2868_1.fc6.cubbi_suspend2.i686 is
installed. Installing them with Smart PM now.
Thanks for the help.
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