Wireless and D-Bus problems with latest rawhide?

bloch at verdurin.com bloch at verdurin.com
Sat Sep 22 12:17:07 UTC 2007

<quote who="Warren Togami">
> bloch at verdurin.com wrote:
>> With the latest batch of rawhide updates
>> (kernel-2.6.23-0.185.rc6.git7.fc8
>> etc.) there seems to be something wrong with D-Bus and/or HAL.  The
>> brightness applet reports that it can't connect to gnome-power-manager
>> and
>> the NetworkManager applet doesn't appear.
>> I restarted HAL and D-Bus and eventually the NM applet appeared but it
>> would not connect to my network:
>> Sep 19 21:23:36 vaio NetworkManager: <info>  Activation (wlan0) failed.
>> Upon rebooting to the 2.6.23-0.184.rc6.git4.fc8 kernel, I had the same
>> symptoms and had to restart the same services, but I was able to connect
>> to the network.
>> The wireless hardware is ipw3945, though I'm not sure whether this is a
>> kernel problem or a problem with other packages.
> I am experiencing the same problem.  Uncertain what component exactly is
> broken.  Makes it difficult to file a bug or query for it.

It seems to be a combination of problems with the iwl3945 driver, SELinux
and NetworkManager.

Sep 22 12:20:47 vaio kernel: dnsmasq[2785]: segfault at 00000000ffffffff
rip 00002aaaaaf7b020 rsp 00007fff5f523968 error 4
Sep 22 12:20:51 vaio setroubleshoot: #012    SELinux is preventing
/usr/sbin/dnsmasq (dnsmasq_t) "write" to libvirt (virt_var_lib_t).#012    
For complete SELinux messages. run sealert -l

Sep 22 12:21:04 vaio kernel: named[2914]: segfault at 0000000000000061 rip
00002aaaaab09f2a rsp 0000000041400f10 error 4

Sep 22 12:25:12 vaio kernel: named[3788]: segfault at 0000000000000004 rip
00002aaaae015f20 rsp 00000000409ffc08 error 6
Sep 22 12:25:12 vaio kernel: named[3789] general protection
rip:2aaaaab09d52 rsp:41400ee0 error:0

With the newest kernel, which has the 0.1.15 iwl3945 driver, no wireless
association is made.

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