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Re: kernel-2.6.14-1.1831_FC4 breaks wireless

On Sun, 5 Mar 2006, Peter Smith wrote:

Apologies fro replying to yself, but ...

Peter Smith wrote:


I have FC4 running on a Dell X1 notebook.

On updating to kernel-2.6.14-1.1831_FC4, system-config-network "Cannot activate device eth1", reporting "tg3 device eth1 does not seem to be present".

This of course should be kernel-2.6.15-1.1831_FC4 ...

Rebooting to kernel-2.6.14-1.1656_FC4, eth1 is found as "Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG", and it can be activated successfully.

Earlier kernels were OK, but -1.1833 has the same problem.

I did not install any kernels between -1.1656 and -1.1831.

Is there any work-around for this?

I tried the fix in Bugzilla Bug 180599, but the problem still occurrs.

Do you have all other updates installed? There was an issue with firmware loading conflicts between hotplug, udev, and kernel, but if you are up2date with all of those, you shoudn't have that problem. You might try renaming /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent to /etc/hotplug/firmware.agent.sav.

(Note that there is some risk that you will render the system temporarily unbootable. Have a rescue disk handy. You can restore the previous state of affairs by just putting the agent file back.)

I have hotplug-2004_09_23-7 and udev-071-0.FC4.3 and it's all working fine now for me.

Thanks in advance,
Peter Smith

		Matthew Saltzman

Clemson University Math Sciences
mjs AT clemson DOT edu

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