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During boot I experience a long (~15 seconds) delay usually immediately after i915 drm is initialized, everything seems to just freeze. After the delay I get the following messages, then it continues to boot normally.
On first boot I thought it was associated with the display driver but now I think it is the wireless device and the timing is just coincidental. I expect it needs a module or udev rule to get past it, but I am not udev guru enough to know what to do with it.
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Actually, I had done more than a cursory look in these forums, and found several threads for both the i915 driver and the wireless, but nothing that I found really helpful to understanding the ipw2200 problem. I had thought that I would add the module to the initrd on next boot, but was looking for a better understanding of it more than a quick fix. In the end, I have a quick fix but still lack any good understanding of why it fails with udev.
It might well be due to my own slow rate of understanding the obvious, but I did not find a useful cause/cure for it here.
Then, the extent of my previous udev knowledge was mostly gained from ordering my net and USB device names - sketchy at best. In looking into this I read the ArchWiki article here https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Udev which has all the answers, including the vagaries of rules files and blacklisting - read it!