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Re: D-Link DWL-G630 and FC8.



On 11/21/07, Mike C <mike cohler gmail com> wrote:
> Chris Norman <chris.norman4 <at> ntlworld.com> writes:
>
> >
> > Hi all,
> > Will a D-Link DWL-G630 work under Fedora core 8?
> >
> > Will I need anything extra to work it?
>
> I hope you don't mind me asking a related question here and not trying to hijack
> this thread.
>
> I have an old laptop which has no wireless and am using a Dlink GWL-G650
> card - ath5k just crashes the kernel... so I installed madwifi 0.9.3.3 and
> started wpa_supplicant up which works fine, and then did dhclient ath0 which
> worked fine also. So now I have a lovely working connection - BUT ...
>
> ... within a minute I get a loud beep and messages on the screen such as:
>
> Message from syslogd lapmike1 at Nov 20 21:16:43 ...
>  kernel: Disabling IRQ #11
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: irq 11: nobody cared (try booting with the
> "irqpoll" option)
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c045b106>] __report_bad_irq+0x36/0x75
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c045b31c>] note_interrupt+0x1d7/0x213
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c045a7a3>] handle_IRQ_event+0x23/0x51
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c045bc4b>] handle_level_irq+0x88/0xb9
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c045bbc3>] handle_level_irq+0x0/0xb9
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c04074c3>] do_IRQ+0x8c/0xb9
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c0405b6f>] common_interrupt+0x23/0x28
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c0431df0>] __do_softirq+0x50/0xd3
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c04073d5>] do_softirq+0x6c/0xce
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c045bbc3>] handle_level_irq+0x0/0xb9
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c0431cc9>] irq_exit+0x38/0x6b
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c04074d6>] do_IRQ+0x9f/0xb9
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c0407ec1>] do_syscall_trace+0x4b/0xde
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c0405b6f>] common_interrupt+0x23/0x28
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  [<c0610000>] xfrm_parse_spi+0x3c/0xc8
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  =======================
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel:  =======================
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: handlers:
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: [<c05760b2>] (yenta_interrupt+0x0/0xb4)
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: [<c05760b2>] (yenta_interrupt+0x0/0xb4)
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: [<c057ae00>] (usb_hcd_irq+0x0/0x4e)
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: [<c057ae00>] (usb_hcd_irq+0x0/0x4e)
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: [<f09b48da>] (irq_handler+0x0/0x19c
> [firewire_ohci])
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: [<f0c356f3>] (ath_intr+0x0/0x1309 [ath_pci])
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: Disabling IRQ #11
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: wifi0: hardware error; resetting
> Nov 20 21:16:43 lapmike1 kernel: wifi0: ath_reset: unable to reset hardware:
> 'Hardware didn't respond as expected' (HAL status 3)
>
> I tried madwifi-ng from subversion and it essentially did the same. I used
> version 0.9.3.2 and it did the same. There are kernel parameters that can
> change the irq behaviour - and I have tried irqpoll which causes problems,
> also noapic, nolapic, noirqdebug, irqfixup and various combinations and it
> makes no difference.
>
> Anyone give me any pointers to a workaround.

Your "old laptop" has a broken BIOS.  Check to see if there's a newer
one.  Beyond that, you're likely out of luck.

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