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Old 02-19-2008, 06:31 AM   #1
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boot hangs at udevtrigger retry-failed after attempt to set up wireless

After trying to configure wireless on Slackware 12 my box is unable to boot. The final message on the screen is:
Triggering udev events: sbin/udevtrigger --retry-failed
I can go out and eat my dinner while udevtrigger tries to do it's thing and it is still sitting there quietly like a sick dog when I get back. Reboots after a three finger salute and does the same thing again.

I am using ndiswrapper for wireless (madwifi had its own set of problems ...) and it was connecting fine from the command line, invoking wpa_supplicant. Wanting wireless to come up with boot, I did some tinkering with /etc/rc.d/rc.wireless.conf and /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf but something must have gone awry. It looks as if udev can't make sense of it.

The tail end of /var/log/messages (omitting the reboot messages) is as follows:

Feb 19 21:00:56 beast logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:  /sbin/route add default gw metric 1
Feb 19 21:00:56 beast logger: SIOCADDRT: No such process
Feb 19 21:00:56 beast logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:  /sbin/ifconfig lo
Feb 19 21:00:56 beast logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:  /sbin/route add -net netmask lo
Feb 19 21:00:57 beast logger: /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1:  /sbin/modprobe wlan0
Feb 19 21:00:57 beast kernel: ndiswrapper version 1.52 loaded (smp=yes, preempt=yes)
Feb 19 21:00:57 beast kernel: ndiswrapper: driver net5211 (TP-LINK,12/21/2005, loaded
Feb 19 21:00:57 beast kernel: ACPI: PCI Interrupt 0000:03:0c.0[A] -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 21
Feb 19 21:00:57 beast kernel: ndiswrapper: using IRQ 21
Feb 19 21:00:58 beast kernel: wlan0: ethernet device 00:19:e0:11:cf:74 using serialized NDIS driver: net5211, version: 0x40001, NDIS version: 0x501, vendor: 'NDIS Network Adapter', 168C:001A.5.conf
Feb 19 21:00:58 beast kernel: wlan0: encryption modes supported: WEP; TKIP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK; AES/CCMP with WPA, WPA2, WPA2PSK
Feb 19 21:00:58 beast kernel: usbcore: registered new interface driver ndiswrapper
Any suggestions or advice would be appreciated. I am operating from mandriva on a spare partition at the moment and miss my Slackware.

Slackware 12
ndiswrapper 1.52

BTW I only called my box 'beast' to flatter its ego, it is not that powerful really
Old 02-21-2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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i'm not to sure about this cause i'm new but did you blacklist bcm43xx? i found i had to do that before i modprobe ndiswrapper. i know i had to reinstall slack a few times over errors that i caused but after i did that and configured my wireless, it worked. hope i helped.
Old 02-22-2008, 06:11 PM   #3
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Thanks for the idea hKr_z3r0-x but after 4 days I got impatient and wiped Slackware off the partition.
Old 06-23-2008, 08:51 AM   #4
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If you still subscribe to this thread, & want to get back to Slack... I can't help you just yet, but I'm trying to bash my way past the same "hang". Mine waits a while then goes into Slack with the processor at ? 85/95% all the time.


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