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Ticket #1708 (new defect)

Opened 14 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

problem with 802.11a mode (kernel panic with v0.9.3.3 and no-function with svn-3077)

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Component: madwifi: driver Version: v0.9.3.3
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Patch is attached: 0 Pending:

Description (Last modified by mrenzmann)

System: 64bits Gentoo (amd64), kernel 2.6.23 or 2.6.22, gcc 4.2.2, wireless card: 3COM 3CRDAG675 (pci).

Problem: using stable v0.9.3.3 ath_pci in _master_ mode the selection of any 5GHz-channel (i.e. trying to use 802.11a) causes kernel panic after 5-10 seconds and complete blockage of the system. Using r3077 version the selection of 802.11a channels has no effect (channel simply does not change, may be it is a temporary workaround for the known problem?). In 802.11g the setup works without problems. Do not know if it is relevant if the card in master or managed mode. I was updating from kernel 2.6.14 and unknown madwifi version (where all worked fine) as the problem first arises. Due to the problem no unattended/unmanaged boot was possible before I recognized that the problem was because of 802.11a. Not really a critical problem for me, but may be a problem for those people who can not boot after kernel update.

Change History

12/25/07 07:34:03 changed by mrenzmann

  • description changed.