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Old 09-15-2011, 03:04 PM   #1
tomasz
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wireless bcm4313 driver system crash


All drivers for broadcom bcm4313 (precompiled broadcom-wl from rpmfusion-nonfree, compiled from official sources ver 5-100-82-83, brcmsmac from kmod-staging) freeze my os few minutes (sometimes seconds) after running dhclient wireless_interface which in fact doesn't estabilish a connection. My netbook is acer ao722 with fedora 15.

Code:
uname -r
2.6.40.4-5.fc15.i686
Code:
iwconfig wlan0
wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"punkcik"  
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.452 GHz  Access Point: 54:E6:FC:F1:EC:E7   
          Bit Rate=1 Mb/s   Tx-Power=19 dBm   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=70/70  Signal level=-33 dBm  
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:3   Missed beacon:0
Code:
lspci -v
07:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device 0510
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
	Memory at f0100000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
	Capabilities: [58] Vendor Specific Information: Len=78 <?>
	Capabilities: [48] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
	Capabilities: [d0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
	Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
	Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
	Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-f9-ff-ff-0c-38-59
	Capabilities: [16c] Power Budgeting <?>
	Kernel driver in use: brcmsmac
	Kernel modules: brcmsmac, wl
Code:
dmesg | grep brcmsmac
[   20.700568] brcmsmac 0000:07:00.0: bus 7 slot 0 func 0 irq 11
[   20.700700] brcmsmac 0000:07:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[   20.700716] brcmsmac 0000:07:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[  420.145718] ieee80211 phy0: brcmsmac: wl_ops_bss_info_changed: associated
Code:
lsmod | sort
8021q                  14154  0 
arc4                    1085  2 
atl1c                  26732  0 
bluetooth             165011  23 rfcomm,btusb,bnep
bnep                   11748  2 
brcmsmac              518811  0 
brcmutil                7154  1 brcmsmac
btusb                  12468  2 
cfg80211              126267  2 brcmsmac,mac80211
cpufreq_ondemand        4782  2 
crc_ccitt               1245  1 brcmsmac
drm                   156263  4 radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
drm_kms_helper         23178  1 radeon
garp                    4938  1 8021q
i2c_algo_bit            4206  1 radeon
i2c_core               21572  6 videodev,i2c_piix4,radeon,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit
i2c_piix4               9102  0 
ip6table_filter         1215  1 
ip6_tables              9828  1 ip6table_filter
ip6t_REJECT             3395  2 
ipv6                  235841  31 ip6t_REJECT,nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_defrag_ipv6
joydev                  7219  0 
k10temp                 2511  0 
lib80211                4018  1 wl
llc                     3726  2 garp,stp
mac80211              211975  1 brcmsmac
media                   9214  2 uvcvideo,videodev
microcode              11689  0 
Module                  Size  Used by
mperf                   1137  1 powernow_k8
nf_conntrack           56146  3 nf_conntrack_ipv6,nf_conntrack_ipv4,xt_state
nf_conntrack_ipv4       6874  1 
nf_conntrack_ipv6       6429  1 
nf_defrag_ipv4          1093  1 nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_defrag_ipv6          7174  1 nf_conntrack_ipv6
powernow_k8            19162  0 
radeon                623673  2 
rfcomm                 49712  4 
rfkill                 12939  4 bluetooth,cfg80211
snd                    48471  17 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm,snd_timer
snd_hda_codec          71160  3 snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec_conexant    44433  1 
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     20135  1 
snd_hda_intel          20567  4 
snd_hwdep               4905  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_page_alloc          6035  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_pcm                63457  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq                43528  0 
snd_seq_device          5033  1 snd_seq
snd_timer              15245  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
soundcore               5027  1 snd
sp5100_tco              4269  0 
sparse_keymap           2746  0 
stp                     1391  1 garp
sunrpc                168869  1 
ttm                    45926  1 radeon
uas                     6207  0 
ums_realtek             3991  0 
usb_storage            36519  1 ums_realtek
uvcvideo               51089  0 
video                  10684  0 
videodev               64085  1 uvcvideo
wl                   2631507  0 
wmi                     7601  0 
xt_state                 942  2
packages installed:
akmod-wl-5.60.48.36-2.fc15.1.i686
broadcom-wl-5.60.48.36-1.fc13.noarch
kmod-wl-2.6.40.4-5.fc15.i686
kmod-staging-2.6.40.4-5.fc15.i686
staging-kmod-addons-2.6.40-3.fc15.noarch
linux-firmware-20110601-1.fc15.noarch

I've found many threads where people finally get it running on fedora 15 so I hope that I will also make it operable. But now I'm out of ideas.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 09-15-2011, 10:08 PM   #2
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Your reporting is fairly complete, and I applaud you for that. However, have you combed the DMESG output for any BROADCOMM messages? One that talks to firmware, in particular?

I run Ubuntu 11.04, so I may not be any help to you.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 03:20 AM   #3
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I think the driver is unstable (as it is staging), and I've gotten crashes too. I would upgrade to the latest version of the driver and firmware if there are any newer.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 06:25 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by tomasz View Post
...broadcom bcm4313...
As you can see on this webpage (third from botom) your BCM4313 is not supported, because it's still WIP (work in process)!
I hope this helped you understand why your system crashes. It's up to you to find a solution! Good luck and cheers!
 
Old 09-16-2011, 09:02 AM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Z0K4 View Post
As you can see on this webpage (third from botom) your BCM4313 is not supported, because it's still WIP (work in process)!
I hope this helped you understand why your system crashes. It's up to you to find a solution! Good luck and cheers!
Not quite true, because this card is supported by brcmsmac:
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211

And the OP has stated that they use brcmsmac.
 
Old 09-16-2011, 10:08 AM   #6
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Not quite true, because this card is supported by brcmsmac:
http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211

And the OP has stated that they use brcmsmac.
My apologies then. Well, sorry for the false info on that one. I guess I should have done more reading!
Anyway, good luck with finding the solution to this problem! Cheers.
 
Old 09-17-2011, 02:56 PM   #7
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Just cruising by - Don't hit me if this is off beam!

The system shows brcmsmac and wl (i.e. broadcom's binary blob) running. Is this correct?
The brcmsmac thing also needs firmware, and I usually hunt for this in /var/log/messages. I don't see it mentioned.

Also beware that some of these drivers busily blacklist other competiong drivers, so weirdness can be added in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
 
Old 09-17-2011, 03:05 PM   #8
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I agree that it could be a driver conflict if you have more than one driver installed. Use one or the other, not both. Blacklist one of them.
 
Old 09-27-2011, 01:57 PM   #9
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Drivers are ok, it was a bios issue.

Thanks a lot.
 
  


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