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    SubjectRe: brcm80211: the system freezes if booted with laptop wifi switch to OFF
    On Mon, 07 Mar 2011 18:29:47 +0100, Francis Moreau  
    <> wrote:

    > On Mon, Mar 7, 2011 at 2:54 PM, Arend van Spriel <>
    > wrote:
    >> I don't know what the origin is of your kernel so please provide some
    >> details on that.
    > What kind of information do you need ?
    > As you probably noticed the kernel I'm running is 2.6.38-rc6.

    Yup. However, that is not unique by itself. Did you get it from a git
    repository like linux-next maintained by Stephen Rothwell or linux-2.6
    maintained by Linus Torvalds, or did you download a kernel snapshot from

    > Revelant part of lscpi:
    > 12:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
    > Subsystem: Dell Device 0010
    > Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
    > Memory at fbb00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    > Capabilities: <access denied>
    > Kernel driver in use: brcm80211
    > Kernel modules: brcm80211

    Always useful to know what hardware you are using. Thanks.

    >> The patch itself can be found in the linuxdriver email
    >> archive:
    > Do you want me to give it a try ?

    I don't think it will apply cleanly, but sure go ahead.

    >> Not sure whether it applies to whatever you have. I just tried your
    >> scenario
    >> with my driver and hardware and no freezes during boot.
    > My scenario is:
    > - set the switch to OFF
    > - insmod the module
    > - bring up/configure the interface

    That's a bit different, but could you elaborate on the last step. Are you
    using iw, wpa_supplicant, etc. or relying on NetworkManager.

    Gr. AvS
    "The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the
    mind to correlate all its contents." - "The Call of Cthulhu"

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