custom 2.6.18 and bcm43xx
I usually build custom kernels and work with them without problems.
I've been using 2.6.17.x up to and included 126.96.36.199 with bcm43xx
without a glitch. With this kernel and using network-manager I get
association and dhcpoffer from my router almost instantly.
But then I tried a vanilla 2.6.18, built upon the same config as
2.6.17.x, and I've observed these things:
1) network manager doesn't get an IP at first try (I mean the gnome
applet animated graphics), the wireless network is detected but I've to
tell network manager 2,3 or 4 times (it depends) to associate with it
until it finally does.
2) In this process of network-manager trying to associate with my
network the machine some times hangs hard, but...
3) ...still worse: in one case (yesterday) I experimented my first
sudden power off since I have this powerbook-G4 12". After restarting,
the nvram was reseted (clock was at 1 jan..., fn status key was changed
from my preferences, etc...).
Apart from these issues with bcm43xx the kernel works ok for me.
Has anyone observed this behaviour?