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Old 04-04-2008, 05:46 AM
Thomas Zander
 
Default Bug#474200: irmware-iwlwifi: firmware sometimes hangs machine, upgrade needed

Package: firmware-iwlwifi
Version: 0.10
Severity: grave
Justification: causes non-serious data loss

The current version made my machine hang after heavy network use.
It also refused to properly unload/reload upon hibernate (to disk)
causing me to loose my wifi until I rebooted.

I went to the intel website and downloaded the newest firmware. A week
later I have not seen any of the above problems anymore.
Please consider upgrading the firmware in debian to the latest released.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
APT prefers testing
APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Machine: Toshiba Techra A8

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

-- no debconf information

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Old 04-04-2008, 10:19 AM
Bastian Blank
 
Default Bug#474200: irmware-iwlwifi: firmware sometimes hangs machine, upgrade needed

tags 474200 moreinfo
thanks

On Fri, Apr 04, 2008 at 07:46:16AM +0200, Thomas Zander wrote:
> The current version made my machine hang after heavy network use.
> It also refused to properly unload/reload upon hibernate (to disk)
> causing me to loose my wifi until I rebooted.

ETOOMUCHINFORMATION

> I went to the intel website and downloaded the newest firmware. A week
> later I have not seen any of the above problems anymore.
> Please consider upgrading the firmware in debian to the latest released.

The versions includes (2.14.1.5 and 4.44.1.20) are the newest.

Bastian

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Old 04-07-2008, 06:20 PM
Thomas Zander
 
Default Bug#474200: irmware-iwlwifi: firmware sometimes hangs machine, upgrade needed

On Friday 4. April 2008 12:19:54 Bastian Blank wrote:
> > I went to the intel website and downloaded the newest firmware. A week
> > later I have not seen any of the above problems anymore.
> > Please consider upgrading the firmware in debian to the latest released.
>
> The versions includes (2.14.1.5 and 4.44.1.20) are the newest.

Not sure how they number; but .4 seems higher than .1.5 to me...

http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-2.14.4.tgz

I used this link and it has helped alleviate crashes and freezes. Its far from
perfect, but its better than the previous version.
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Old 04-07-2008, 07:22 PM
Bastian Blank
 
Default Bug#474200: irmware-iwlwifi: firmware sometimes hangs machine, upgrade needed

On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:20:52PM +0200, Thomas Zander wrote:
> > The versions includes (2.14.1.5 and 4.44.1.20) are the newest.
> Not sure how they number; but .4 seems higher than .1.5 to me...
> http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-2.14.4.tgz
> I used this link and it has helped alleviate crashes and freezes. Its far from
> perfect, but its better than the previous version.

This are different variants of the firmware.

Bastian

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Old 04-08-2008, 08:40 AM
Thomas Zander
 
Default Bug#474200: irmware-iwlwifi: firmware sometimes hangs machine, upgrade needed

On Monday 7. April 2008 21:22:32 Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Mon, Apr 07, 2008 at 08:20:52PM +0200, Thomas Zander wrote:
> > > The versions includes (2.14.1.5 and 4.44.1.20) are the newest.
> >
> > Not sure how they number; but .4 seems higher than .1.5 to me...
> > http://intellinuxwireless.org/iwlwifi/downloads/iwlwifi-3945-ucode-2.14.4
> >.tgz I used this link and it has helped alleviate crashes and freezes. Its
> > far from perfect, but its better than the previous version.
>
> This are different variants of the firmware.

Ok, then change the bugreport to "firmware variant shipped in debian freezes
system, use the above URL since that one doesn't freeze my machine"...

Or similar.

Anyway, feel free to close this report, I reported the freezes and other
problems with the shipped version and suggested a working version. Take that
as you will

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