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Old 05-07-2011, 01:28 AM
John Costella
 
Default Fwd: Have I filed bug 776834 wrongly?

Hi Kernel Team,
It's been recommended that I bring Ubuntu bug�776834 to your attention.
Thanks in advance!

John Costella �johncostella.webs.com��john.costella@gmail. com




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From: Philip Muskovac <yofel@gmx.net>
Date: Sat, May 7, 2011 at 3:45 AM

Subject: Re: Have I filed bug 776834 wrongly?
To: John Costella <john.costella@gmail.com>
Cc: ubuntu-bugsquad@lists.ubuntu.com




The machine is unusable under Ubuntu. I was going to re-install 10.10

but it's no longer downloadable.




This is not true, you can get all ubuntu releases that are still supported from [1]. That includes 10.10



Philip



[1] http://releases.ubuntu.com/



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Old 05-07-2011, 01:36 AM
John Costella
 
Default Fwd: Have I filed bug 776834 wrongly?

Sorry, I think I forwarded the wrong reply. This is the correct one.
John Costella *johncostella.webs.com**john.costella@gmail.com




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From: David Tombs <cyan.spam@gmail.com>

Date: Sat, May 7, 2011 at 1:27 AM
Subject: Re: Have I filed bug 776834 wrongly?
To: Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu.tl@gmail.com>
Cc: John Costella <john.costella@gmail.com>, ubuntu-bugsquad@lists.ubuntu.com



On 05/06/2011 11:00 AM, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:

> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:07 AM, John Costella <john.costella@gmail.com> wrote:

>> Hi bugsquad,

>> I filed bug report 776834 which happens to contains apport collections for

>> two bugs that are making Natty unusable:

>>

>> frequent hard crash of machine (and consequent corruption of file system),

>> seems related to wifi driver connection / disconnection (via switch or

>> because of next bug)

>> wifi driver broken -- dropping connection if signal not full strength (was

>> working in Maverick; hardware works fine under Windows)

>>

>> However, I think I followed some wrong Launchpad procedures because the bug

>> seems to be ignored.

>> The machine is unusable under Ubuntu. I was going to re-install 10.10 but

>> it's no longer downloadable. I'm now looking at alternative Linux distros as

>> this is a disaster -- this is a work machine.

>> Thanks in advance for any help; apologies if I filed things using the wrong

>> procedures.

>

> No, seems to me like you've filed it correctly, against the 'linux'

> Ubuntu package, so it's considered as a kernel issue (and it seems it

> would be).

>

> Looks to me like there may be two drivers able to do the job for this

> wifi device on your system. I suspect you'd be able to disable wifi or

> keep it unused long enough on your system (connecting via wired,

> disabling in the BIOS or whatever) to get to the Restricted Drivers

> application, which should allow you to choose between a "free"

> brcm80211 driver (the one currently in use, from what I can see), to

> the "proprietary" Broadcom driver; also usually called "STA" from

> within the restricted drivers list. Try to use the Broadcom STA

> driver, in case it helps.

>

> Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu.tl@gmail.com>

> Freenode: cyphermox, Jabber: mathieu.tl@gmail.com

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>



John,



You might also want to contact the kernel team[1] about the issue.

Kernel bug triaging is pretty complex.



David



[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/



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