I am not sure this is a driver problem, it could be a
SuSE configuration error. But in any case since Atheros
chip is involved you guys might know the answer!
I got my sister an airlink.101 AWLH4030 which SuSE 9.3
identifies as a Atheros AR5212 802.11 abg NIC which
is supposed to be linux compatible:
says mad wifi driver.
There is also an unconnected, BROADCOM NetXtreme BMC5751 GIGABIT PCI
EXPRESS (ethernet nic), but it is not enabled in
yast\Network Devices\Network card\.
The AR5212 works, but every time the network is restarted
the system hard freezes and can only be restarted with
the BRS. (Big Red Switch).
This happens with "ACTIVATE NETWORK DEVICES" when
you attempt to edit device parameters using yast,
or if you do /etc/init.d/network restart
or a /etc/init.d/network stop followed
by /etc/init.d/network start.
Somehow the /etc/init.d/network start that
runs at system startup does not crash the
system, but if you restart it you get crash.
It seems to crash when dhcp client is being
The only way I have found to edit device parameters
is to edit /etc/sysconfig/network/ifcfg-wlan-XXXXX
changing Startmode to "manual". Reboot and the
NIC will not be started. So you can do
yast\Network Devices\Network card\ without
getting a crash at "ACTIVATE NETWORK DEVICES"
because you are not restarting the device. Then
put STARTMODE back to "auto" and reboot again!
Any ideas why the crashes on network restart
with this wireless nic??
Thanks for all answers!
Paul Elliott 1(512)837-1096
pelliott@... PMB 181, 11900 Metric Blvd Suite J
http://www.io.com/~pelliott/pme/ Austin TX 78758-3117
From: Michael Renzmann <madwifi@no...> - 2006-01-03 10:27:21
On Thu, 2005-12-29 at 13:25 -0600, Paul Elliott wrote:
> The AR5212 works, but every time the network is restarted
> the system hard freezes and can only be restarted with
> the BRS. (Big Red Switch).
First thing to determine would be which version of MadWifi you're using,
madwifi-old or madwifi-ng. The easiest way to do this is to run the
dmesg | grep ath_pci
If the resulting line has "multi-bss" such as:
ath_pci: 0.9.4.5 (Atheros/multi-bss)
you use madwifi-ng. Otherwise it would look like:
ath_pci: 0.9.6.0 (EXPERIMENTAL)
meaning that you're using madwifi-old.
So, which version are you using?
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