rtl8185 locks system on modprobe

  • Eric Lofstad
    Eric Lofstad

    I am running Debian Lenny kernel 2.6.26 on an Dell gx260 and have a Trendnet rtl8185 pci wireless card.  When I modprobe rtl8180 kernel module, the system completely locks up.  From what I read on the "installing" page, that kernel should have the latest drivers already.  Is that true?

    I decided to try the SVN version of the driver.  It compiled without complaining and most of the modules inserted, but when I got the ieee80211-rtl.ko module, it complained that the module was an "invalid format".

    Any thoughts on either issue?

  • Walter Ciro
    Walter Ciro

    Hi crc1021,
    I have your same problem with my PC CompaQ mini tower and wifi cart PCI with rtl8185 chipset

    Have you solved your system completely locks up problem?
    Thank you for cooperation
    bye Walter

  • Kobi

    Hi Folks,

    Please see my reply in the other post. I had the same issues like you do but managed to resolve it. Make sure you have NO other r8180 or r8185 .ko files in your /lib/modules/…. path.
    can you post your dmesg?


  • AngelD

    I have the same problem. When the interface up, the system hang. Which 'ndiswrapper' work OK.

    Hardware, mini-PCI in a Thinkpad X32:

        02:02.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)


             Debian squeeze 2.6.30-2-686


        Dec  3 00:25:58 x32 kernel:  rtl8180 0000:02:02.0: PCI INT A -> Link -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
        Dec  3 00:25:58 x32 kernel:  phy0: hwaddr 00:c0:a8:d1:9a:e1, RTL8185vD + rtl8225
        Dec  3 00:25:58 x32 kernel:  udev: renamed network interface wlan0 to wlan2