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Old 06-13-2008, 02:54 PM   #1
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Update from 2.6.25.4-30 to 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.x86_64 causes kernel panic on x61


Hi,

I've used the automatic update to migrate from a Fedora 9 kernel 2.6.25.4-30 to 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.x86_64.

My machine, a Lenovo X61 which worked OK with the old kernel, now boots fine, but after the first few seconds of running Gnome as a user the machine has a kernel panic (frozen, Caps lock blinking).

The problem is entirely reproducible, but I was not able to find any relevant log messages in /var/log/messages. Where else to look?

As far as I can tell there's no previous post on the subject matter. Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.


Thorsten
 
Old 06-14-2008, 08:58 AM   #2
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Hi,

I have similar problem with 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.x86_64 kernel after upgrading from 2.6.25.4-30.fc9.x86_64. It is booting normally, but after login (in graphical mode) when wireless card try to connect (managed by Network Manager) to network everything is frozen and Caps Lock start blinking.

My wireless card is Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG.

with 2.6.25.4-30.fc9.x86_64 kernel everything works fine.

Thank you for any help and suggestion.
Armen
 
Old 06-14-2008, 11:46 AM   #3
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Same wireless card in my X61, the Intel drivers may well be the cause.
 
Old 06-18-2008, 02:56 PM   #4
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Hi,

I have similar problem with 2.6.25.6-55.fc9.x86_64 kernel after upgrading from 2.6.25.4-30.fc9.x86_64. It is booting normally, but after login (in graphical mode) when wireless card try to connect (managed by Network Manager) to network everything is frozen and Caps Lock start blinking.

My wireless card is Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG.

with 2.6.25.4-30.fc9.x86_64 kernel everything works fine.

Thank you for any help and suggestion.
Armen
I have the exact same card with the exact same problem.
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:34 AM   #5
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Hi,

I have the same problem on my ASUS a6km laptop with fedora 9. The older kernel 4-30 works fine (including the wireless), while the newer 6-55 immediately freezes into a kernel panic

However, I have a different wireless card, to quote my lscpi entry:

Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)

I am using NetworkManager and used fw-cutter (as opposed to ndiswrapper) to get the card working.

Just thought I'd mention this -the problem is apparently not limited to intel wireless cards. And to emphasize this is not an isolated issue, but something more users are experiencing.

thanks

Hendrik
 
Old 06-19-2008, 04:52 AM   #6
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This problem has been reported by many users. Indeed, it seems to be related to the wireless card drivers. This thread on the Fedora forum suggests to install a patched kernel built from one of the official Fedora packagers. Anyway, I'd suggest to stick with the old kernel until a further new version is released.
 
  


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