[driverloader] 3Com 3CRWE254G72 & Ubuntu Edgy - Dies

Linuxant support (Jonathan) support at linuxant.com
Thu Oct 26 16:50:08 EDT 2006


since Ubuntu Edgy is not yet officially supported, I don't know yet how 
it's kernels are compiled. In previous Ubuntu versions, the kernels were 
compiled with 8K of stacks and they are still likely 8K stacks kernels. 
If you believe that the kernel stack size could be the issue, you could 
always try to enable the stack workaround with the 'sudo dldrconfig 
--enable-workaround=stack' command in a root shell before you attempt to 
build you own kernel with the 16K stacks patch available at:


I doubt that this is a kernel stack size issue, but it is always a 

You could also try with other versions of the Windows XP driver, try 
with a newer firmware on the access point and try with another OS (for 
example, under Windows) to see if you have a similar stability issue or 

Our developers are currently working on providing official support for 
Ubuntu Edgy (6.10) at the moment.


Technical specialist / Linuxant
support at linuxant.com

Tobin Jones wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a 3Com 3CRWE254G72 USB Wireless adapter, which I am trying to 
> install under Ubuntu Edgy (2.6.17-10-386 kernel). I had a small hitch 
> installing driverloader, but then installed from source, and everything 
> worked well. Problems occur, however, under very high traffic situations 
> (dowloading at 450kbps+, with several threads, for example). Under these 
> conditions the adapter will completely cut out, driverloader will show 
> the device as 'not connected' in the web control panel, and unplugging 
> and plugging the device back in doesn't help. I see a reference to a 
> known issue about kernel stack sizes - could this be my problem? (I 
> would need a little guidance if I had to patch/compile a kernel for 
> myself). I don't know what debugging information will be useful, so 
> please just ask if anything would be helpful.
> Thanks very much for your help.
> Kind Regards,
> Tobin
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