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[Bug 527391] New: kernel panic when connecting to wireless network
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  • Date: Sat, 1 Aug 2009 09:29:24 -0600
  • Message-id: <bug-527391-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>
http://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=527391


Summary: kernel panic when connecting to wireless network
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Factory
Platform: Other
OS/Version: Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Major
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Kernel
AssignedTo: bnc-team-screening@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: sven.burmeister@xxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---


User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de; rv:1.9.1.1)
Gecko/20090714 SUSE/3.5.1-2.2 Firefox/3.5.1

Connecting to my WPA-PSK network failed with knetworkmanager, so I tried with
nm-applet, which works but causes a kernel panic a few seconds after the
notifiaction window tells me that it connected successfully.

In the meantime knetworkmanager was changed to fix the connection issue and now
causes a kernel panic too when connecting.

Either this is just a coincidence or the fixes in knetworkmanager trigger the
same (NetworkManager) bug as nm-applet did already before.

This is a MSI Wind netbook with a RTL8187 wlan chipset and pae kernel. The
kernel panic for nm-applet did already happen a week ago and did not go away
with any factory update in the last days. Zypper (d)up shows no updates
available, so I guess that my packages are up-to-date.

I'll CC Will Stephenson as he committed the changes to knetworkmanager and
might know which bits are now the same as in nm-applet and did not exist
before.

Reproducible: Always

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