Opened 2 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#421 closed System Defect (fixed)

Broadcom BCM4311 crashes computer on connection to open access point

Reported by: jrkotrla Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: System Tool Version: 9.0-BETA3
Keywords: Cc: trac-bugs@…

Description

Installed PCBSD9.0-RC1-x64-USBLITE.img on an older Dell Lattitude. Connected using the pre-installed network manager to a WPA encrypted network and no issues were noted. Laptop was subsequently connected to an open access point in another building and the screen turned a solid blue and computer became unresponsive.

Upon manual reboot, X failed to load, Xorg -configure and attempt to load X based on that new configuration failed. Rerunning Display Wizard (at boot prompt) failed to run. Ethernet drivers refused to load.

System was reinstalled, same behaviour was displayed two more times.

Attachments (6)

dmesg.txt (10.8 KB) - added by jrkotrla 2 years ago.
last dmesg output
pciconf.txt (5.3 KB) - added by jrkotrla 2 years ago.
pciconf -lv
Xorg.0.log (41.5 KB) - added by jrkotrla 2 years ago.
Xorg.0.log.old (41.7 KB) - added by jrkotrla 2 years ago.
messages (48.3 KB) - added by jrkotrla 2 years ago.
debug.log (186 bytes) - added by jrkotrla 2 years ago.

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Change History (9)

Changed 2 years ago by jrkotrla

last dmesg output

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pciconf -lv

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comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by dlavigne

Unfortunately due to the licensing restrictions on the bwn driver, users have to download and compile the firmware themselves. Directions for doing so are here:

http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Network_Configuration#bwn.284.29_Driver

That should fix your hardware issues. Let us know if it does not.

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by jrkotrla

I was able to reinstall the system and ifconfig scans, connects, and generally the system works. by installing wifimgr from ports I was able to get a GUI for the non-techy owner of the laptop. pc-nettray appears to be the offending application, not the driver. ( I had attempted to wrap the driver from dell's site on 9 as I had done on PCBSD 8.x but found it was unnecessary as the card was indeed supported immediately after install ).

comment:3 Changed 2 years ago by dlavigne

  • Resolution set to fixed
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