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Re: Intel Wifi Link 5100 -> halt system on Squeeze

I was WRONG. As soon as I rebooted and attempted to connect to my wireless network the system hangs.
1. I've purged firmware-iwlwifi firmware-linux-nonfree from the system.
2. Rebooted.
3. With the system online I've installed firmware-iwlwifi.
4. Unplugged the network cable and enables the wireles interface. It connected.
5. Rebooted again.
6. The system freezes.

This is an HP laptop 6930p with this wireless card:
Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connectio

It is a Debian AMD64 squeeze system with a 2.6.32-5-amd64 kernel. It was working fine a couple of weeks ago. I have installed the stable firmware-iwlwifi and it does not hangs but the card refuses to up.

I suspect that the new kernel broke it when I upgraded it, from the dpkg log:
2010-11-02 19:16:31 upgrade linux-image-2.6.32-5-amd64 2.6.32-26 2.6.32-27

When I look for the old kernel in the /boot directory I can't find it. Only the new one.  How can I downgrade a kernel in this cases?

Thank you
Andres Migliazzo

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