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Old 08-17-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Debian "Lenny" Rebooting Automatically on cold boot


I have installed Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.3 "Lenny" on a Compaq 510 laptop. The problem am experiencing is that when I start it, it takes about 3 - 4 reboots before I get it to work without an automatic reboot. I checked the dmesg command and the last part indicates the following:

[17303.510860] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:10:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[17303.511050] PM: Writing back config space on device 0000:10:00.0 at offset 1 (was 100002, writing 100006)
[17303.511365] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
[17303.523260] iwl3945: iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
[17303.523273] iwl3945: Could not read microcode: -2
[17303.523447] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:10:00.0 disabled

I don't know what to do so as to enable the PCI interrupt that is should not reboot after a cold boot. Can anyone help me on how to solve this problem.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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I don't believe those messages indicate a problem, much less one that would cause a reboot.


What is PCI device 10 (lspci)? What exactly is your wireless card (lspci | grep Wireless)? What's in the rest of your boot log? Any clues in /var/log/syslog?
 
Old 08-17-2010, 11:13 AM   #3
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lspci | grep wireless is not returning anything.
Previously it had Windows installed and the wireless card/adapter is Intel (R) PRO/Wireless 394ABG Network Connection.

tail -n 20 /var/log/syslog displays the following:

Aug 17 17:06:43 whitehat kernel: [26910.817405] PM: Writing back config space on device 0000:10:00.0 at offset 1 (was 100002, writing 100006)
Aug 17 17:06:43 whitehat kernel: [26910.817730] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
Aug 17 17:06:43 whitehat kernel: [26910.825818] iwl3945: iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
Aug 17 17:06:43 whitehat kernel: [26910.825833] iwl3945: Could not read microcode: -2
Aug 17 17:06:43 whitehat kernel: [26910.826016] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:10:00.0 disabled
Aug 17 17:06:45 whitehat NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_device_802_11_wireless_scan(): (wlan0): could not trigger wireless scan: Network is down
Aug 17 17:08:45 whitehat kernel: [27033.538132] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:10:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
Aug 17 17:08:45 whitehat kernel: [27033.538324] PM: Writing back config space on device 0000:10:00.0 at offset 1 (was 100002, writing 100006)
Aug 17 17:08:45 whitehat kernel: [27033.538347] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
Aug 17 17:08:45 whitehat kernel: [27033.553596] iwl3945: iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
Aug 17 17:08:45 whitehat kernel: [27033.553605] iwl3945: Could not read microcode: -2
Aug 17 17:08:45 whitehat kernel: [27033.553785] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:10:00.0 disabled
Aug 17 17:08:47 whitehat NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_device_802_11_wireless_scan(): (wlan0): could not trigger wireless scan: Network is down
Aug 17 17:10:47 whitehat kernel: [27156.400911] ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:10:00.0[A] -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
Aug 17 17:10:47 whitehat kernel: [27156.400911] PM: Writing back config space on device 0000:10:00.0 at offset 1 (was 100002, writing 100006)
Aug 17 17:10:47 whitehat kernel: [27156.400911] firmware: requesting iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode
Aug 17 17:10:47 whitehat kernel: [27156.431092] iwl3945: iwlwifi-3945-1.ucode firmware file req failed: Reason -2
Aug 17 17:10:47 whitehat kernel: [27156.431092] iwl3945: Could not read microcode: -2
Aug 17 17:10:47 whitehat kernel: [27156.431092] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:10:00.0 disabled
Aug 17 17:10:49 whitehat NetworkManager: <WARN> nm_device_802_11_wireless_scan(): (wlan0): could not trigger wireless scan: Network is down
 
Old 08-17-2010, 11:43 AM   #4
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I said Wireless, not wireless. But if you actually have a 3945, good.

Try installing firmware-iwlwifi (from non-free); that should fix the firmware and other wireless issues.
 
  


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