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Old 01-15-2008, 11:18 AM
Sander Marechal
 
Default Bug#460872: ipw3945d: Repeated microcode sw error cannot be recovered and renders driver unusable

Package: ipw3945d
Version: 1.7.22-4
Severity: important


A constantly repeated error shows at the console (Ctrl+Alt+F1):

ipw3945: Detected geography ABG (13 802.11bg channels, 23 802.11a channels)
ipw3945: Microcode SW error detected. Restarting.
ipw3945: Error Reply type 0x00000005 cmd ADD_STA (0x18) seq 0x047 ser 0x004A0000
ipw3945: Can't stop Rx DMA.

The above error occurs approximately twice per second. Restarting the ipw daemon has no
effect. It consumes a lot of resources because I can feel my system freeze twice a second
when the error occurs. I had to stop the ipw daemon to be able to make my system usable
again.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
APT prefers stable
APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.18-5-686
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages ipw3945d depends on:
ii adduser 3.102 Add and remove users and groups
ii libc6 2.3.6.ds1-13etch4 GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii lsb-base 3.1-23.2etch1 Linux Standard Base 3.1 init scrip

Versions of packages ipw3945d recommends:
ii firmware-ipw3945 0.4 Binary firmware for IPW3945

-- no debconf information



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