On Thu, 2011-11-10 at 15:41 -0700, Robert LeBlanc wrote: [...] > I had been running Debian Squeeze for over a year on my HP Mini 5101 with the > wl wireless driver. With the last kernel update (2.6.32+29) the wireless quit > working. When you say 'the wireless quit working', do you mean that the wl driver would no longer load, or that it loaded but did not provide a working network interface? > I unstalled wl and tried using brcm8011, but it would kernel panic. > After spending some time on it and seeing that quite of bit of progress was > made on kernels after 2.6.32, I decided to reformat with Wheezy to get 3.0.0. I > did not have any luck with 3.0.0 or the wl driver either. Using ndiswrapper > causes a hard panic, but I'm interested in using brcmsmac because it is free > and open. I compiled 3.2.0-rc1 to see if there was any progress and I still get > soft panics. > > Here is the backtrace from the panic when I enable the wireless switch: [...] > Nov 10 14:31:27 leblanc-netbook kernel: [ 678.852011] NMI backtrace for cpu 1 [...] > [ 126.375605] ------------[ cut here ]------------ > [ 126.375643] WARNING: at /build/buildd-linux-2.6_3.0.0-3-i386-G7H4XL/linux-2.6-3.0.0/debian/build/source_i386_none/drivers/staging/brcm80211/brcmsmac/phy/wlc_phy_n.c:19680 wlc_phy_force_rfseq_nphy+0xc8/0xd0 [brcmsmac]() > [ 126.375655] Hardware name: HP Mini 5101 > [ 126.375659] HW error in rf [...] These messages, together with the fact that neither of the other drivers (wl or the Windows driver) work, suggest to me that there has been a hardware failure. It may just have coincided with the earlier kernel upgrade. Ben. -- Ben Hutchings The program is absolutely right; therefore, the computer must be wrong.
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