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Old 12-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #1
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D-Link wireless card


I'm using a D-Link DWL G122 wireless card in Mandriva 2006 and it is working fine.
However if I boot Mandriva with that card inserted, it stops on "starting loopback interface".
Can someone explain this ?
 
Old 12-17-2006, 05:07 PM   #2
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Check which module was loaded after starting the loopback interface. You may need to boot up into rescue mode and read the logs on your regular /var/log directory after such a lockup. I'm wondering if there is some parallelization going on and the next module loaded locks up.

Since it is a usb device, maybe you need to make sure that the usb modules are loaded earlier. They are required before the NIC device can be used.

This is just a guess. You may have the device configured as a mixture of a hotplug device and a cold plug device.

Something about this device makes me suspicious. How does a USB 2.0 device ( which needs to use compression to supply 40Mbps ) give you 56Mbps as claimed?

That said, I've had instances where the bootup would stop and by unplugging a usb device (a drive) it would continue. If memory serves this was during an installation, so I don't know if that helps.
 
Old 12-17-2006, 05:23 PM   #3
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The wireless card is recognized and works fine if I insert it after booting.
And also have no boot problem if I restart Mandriva with the card inserted.
Only fails when I insert the card before booting.
May this help ?
 
Old 12-18-2006, 08:46 PM   #4
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So Mandriva can reboot fine. It is just when you power cycle that this happens. I've had this occur a few times when powering up, and unplugging a usb device allowed the booting to continue. In my case it seems like a usb problem, possibly with the usb devices themselves, but I don't know for sure.

In your case I wonder if it is ACPI or PNP related. When you perform a warm reboot, I don't think that IRQ numbers are assigned the same way as happens when you cold boot.
 
  


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