[driverloader] IBM miniPCI abg (Atheros) and SuSE 9.1 Kernel Oops

Urs Mueller newsuser at bf-net.ch
Sat Jul 24 12:22:05 EDT 2004


I am using driverloader since some time. About six weeks ago
I did an upgrade from SuSE 9.0 to 9.1 with kernel 2.6.5-7.95.

Since that I am struggling a bit with newer driverloader versions
and the IBM drivers for my atheros based IBM miniPCI a/b/g card.

- Linuxant Driverloader 1.72
- wlan-drivers: %ATHEROS% 09/12/2003,

Not working:
- Any newer version of Driverloader with above or newer
  wlan drivers
- Above version of Driverloader with any newer wlan driver

I am getting different errors. Usually:
- kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: wlan0: transmit timed out
- sometimes I was able to ping in my local subnet, but not out of
  it (means I could reach until the inner interface of my firewall
  but not the outer).
- but mostly the above problems are followed by the very ugly
  kernel: NETDEV WATCHDOG: wlan0: transmit timed out
  kernel: Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at virtual
address 00000008
  kernel:  printing eip:
  kernel: faa0e029
  kernel: *pde = 00000000
  kernel: Oops: 0000 [#11]
  kernel: CPU:    0
  kernel: EIP:    0060:[__crc_lookup_mnt+1903180/2689539]    Tainted: PF U
  kernel: EIP:    0060:[<faa0e029>]    Tainted: PF U
  kernel: EFLAGS: 00010282   (2.6.5-7.95-default)
  kernel: EIP is at driverloader263_+0x1040/0x1133 [driverloader]
  kernel: eax: c0109010   ebx: 00000286   ecx: 0000000d   edx: c0100000
  and so on

Any idea what to do? The actual configuration works fine, but maybe
once I have to change to a newer version of driverloader...


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