System freeze when inserting pcmcia wireless card

Bug #162346 reported by Michael Elkins on 2007-11-13
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Bug Description

When I insert a D-Link DWL-650 (rev I2) pcmcia card into my Dell Inspiron 4150 running an updated Gutsy Gibbon, the system locks up immediately. The system is completely unresponsive, even to Alt-SysRq-b.

ii linux-generic 2.6.22.14.21 Complete Generic Linux kernel
ii linux-image 2.6.22.14.21 Generic Linux kernel image.
ii linux-image-2.6.22-14-generic 2.6.22-14.46 Linux kernel image for version 2.6.22 on x86
ii linux-image-generic 2.6.22.14.21 Generic Linux kernel image
ii linux-libc-dev 2.6.22-14.46 Linux Kernel Headers for development
ii linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22-14-generic 2.6.22.4-14.9 Non-free Linux 2.6.22 modules on x86/x86_64
ii linux-restricted-modules-common 2.6.22.4-14.9 Non-free Linux 2.6.22 modules helper script
ii linux-restricted-modules-generic 2.6.22.14.21 Restricted Linux modules for generic kernels
ii linux-sound-base 1.0.14-1ubuntu2 base package for ALSA and OSS sound systems
ii linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.22-14-generic 2.6.22-14.37 Ubuntu supplied Linux modules for version 2.

I tried booting with addition kernel parameters: noapic acpi=off
I get the same imediate freeze, except that I get a kernel panic message about a bad EIP, whereas without those boot parameters, the system locks up silently.

Michael Elkins (sigpipe) wrote :
jtholmes (jtholmes) wrote :

thank you for your report

Can you execute CNTL + ALT + Backspace and have X restart?

When the lockup occurs can you get to a terminal session and login using
CNTL + ALT + F[1-7]?

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