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Bug#562981: rt2860-source: connection drops - debian kernel 2.6.32


Timothee Besset wrote:

> Linux plageis 2.6.32-trunk-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Dec 17 06:29:18 UTC 2009
> x86_64 GNU/Linux
> My wireless connection suddenly drops after 20 to 30 minutes of usage,
> especially when I run the program synergy between my machines (if I am
> not running synergy it can take many hours between every drops).
> In the syslog I see:
> ERROR!!! RTMPCancelTimer failed, Timer hasn't been initialize!

Sorry for the slow response.  As Ben mentioned, after you reported
this, the driver was merged into the main kernel package.  Can you
still reproduce the bug?  If so, please try the following:

 1. Attach output from "reportbug --template linux-image-$(uname -r)"
    right after experiencing it.  This will give us some logs and
    tell us a little about your hardware.

 2. Try to reproduce with a 3.x kernel from unstable or experimental
    (the corresponding driver there is rt2800pci).  The only packages
    from outside of squeeze needed for this aside from the
    linux-image-* packages themselves are linux-base and

    If it exhibits similar problems, please report this upstream at
    linux-wireless@vger.kernel.org, cc-ing users@rt2x00.serialmonkey.com
    and either me or this bug log so we can track the resulting

    If it does not exhibit similar problems and the latest squeeze
    kernel does, we have an interesting task ahead of us.  Maybe we
    could take inspiration from the new driver when fixing the old
    driver, or maybe it would be worth just backporting rt2800pci

 3. Any new, weird symptoms in the meantime?  Was this a regression,
    or was the driver always broken?  Etc.

Thanks for reporting, and I hope we can find a fix.


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