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[Bug 535434] New: B43 wireless module not loading properly on reboot
  • From: bugzilla_noreply@xxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 03:39:43 -0600
  • Message-id: <bug-535434-21960@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx/>

Summary: B43 wireless module not loading properly on reboot
Classification: openSUSE
Product: openSUSE 11.2
Version: Milestone 6
Platform: x86-64
OS/Version: SuSE Other
Status: NEW
Severity: Normal
Priority: P5 - None
Component: Kernel
AssignedTo: kernel-maintainers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
ReportedBy: wamrfixit@xxxxxxxxxxx
QAContact: qa@xxxxxxx
Found By: ---

User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux x86_64; en-US) AppleWebKit/532.0
(KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/ Safari/532.0

Broadcom BCM 4312 wireless. Normally to get this card working I simply copy
the firmware into /lib/firmware/b43, reload the b43 module and the light goes
blue and wireless works perfectly. In milestone 6, I use the same procedure
and wireless again works perfectly until I reboot. On reboot the light stays
orange (meaning hardware disabled). To make it work I have to reload the b43
module several times, and finally it works. Never seen this problem before,
very odd! It is NOT a connection problem, but more of a driver/firmware/kernel
module issue because once the device is enabled (blue light), I can connect to
the wireless network and it runs perfectly. Is there something (maybe in Yast)
keeping the card disabled?

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Relaod the b43 module - modprobe -r b43 then modprobe b43
2. If still not enabled, repeat the steps above.
Actual Results:
After several module reloads, the device enables and works perfectly

Expected Results:
Should work on very first module load at boot time

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