ndiswrapper freezes on boot while searching

Bug #20386 reported by Seb Payne
8
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
linux-source-2.6.15 (Ubuntu)
Medium
Ben Collins

Bug Description

After installing ndiswrapper-utils and installing the drivers, it works when
modprobe ndiswrapper. However, when the system boots up, it jams on 'Starting
Hotplug' and doesn't continue until I remove my USB Wireless device. However, if
if add ndiswrapper to /etc/modules, the system jams at 'Loading Module....'

Running latest Breezy as of 25th August 2005 with ndiswrapper-1.1 and
ndiswrapper-1.3rc1 from Source with 2.6.12-7-686 kernel. Adaptor is D-Link
DWL-G122 USB 54gt card.

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Andres Salomon (dilinger-deactivatedaccount) wrote :

(In reply to comment #0)
> After installing ndiswrapper-utils and installing the drivers, it works when
> modprobe ndiswrapper. However, when the system boots up, it jams on 'Starting
> Hotplug' and doesn't continue until I remove my USB Wireless device. However, if
> if add ndiswrapper to /etc/modules, the system jams at 'Loading Module....'
>
> Running latest Breezy as of 25th August 2005 with ndiswrapper-1.1 and
> ndiswrapper-1.3rc1 from Source with 2.6.12-7-686 kernel. Adaptor is D-Link
> DWL-G122 USB 54gt card.

Ok, considering that the usb subsystem hangs while initializing if you've got
that device plugged in, this sounds like a kernel bug. Can you include the full
kernel boot log (possibly in /var/log/kern.log) so we can see what's being
initialized before usb? My guess is that acpi is screwing something up related
to usb resources, or you've happened upon a bug within either the usb subsystem
or your specific usb driver.

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Seb Payne (spayne-evolutioncolt) wrote :
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My /var/log/kern.log:

Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: Inspecting /boot/System.map-2.6.12-8-686
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: Loaded 28222 symbols from
/boot/System.map-2.6.12-8-686.
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: Symbols match kernel version 2.6.12.
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: No module symbols loaded - kernel modules not
enabled.
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: upt Link [LNK0] (IRQs 5 7 10 *11)
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: [4294668.115000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link
[LNK1] (IRQs 5 7 *10 11)
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: [4294668.116000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link
[LNK2] (IRQs 5 7 10 *11)
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: [4294668.116000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Link
[LNK3] (IRQs *5 7 10 11)
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: [4294668.117000] ACPI: Embedded Controller
[EC0] (gpe 7)
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: [4294668.126000] ACPI: Power Resource [PUT2] (on)
Sep 22 21:21:13 amarillo kernel: [4294668.126000] ACPI: PCI Interrupt Routing
Table [\_SB_.PCI0.P2P_._PRT]
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.127000] ACPI: Power Resource [PFA1] (off)
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.127000] Linux Plug and Play Support
v0.97 (c) Adam Belay
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.127000] pnp: PnP ACPI init
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.130000] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.130000] PnPBIOS: Disabled by ACPI PNP
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.131000] PCI: Using ACPI for IRQ routing
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.131000] PCI: If a device doesn't work,
try "pci=routeirq". If it helps, post a report
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.133000] pnp: 00:06: ioport range
0x200-0x20f has been reserved
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.133000] pnp: 00:06: ioport range
0x280-0x29f has been reserved
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.133000] pnp: 00:06: ioport range
0x40b-0x40b has been reserved
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.133000] Simple Boot Flag at 0x37 set
to 0x1
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] audit: initializing netlink
socket (disabled)
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] audit: initialized
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] VFS: Disk quotas dquot_6.5.1
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] Dquot-cache hash table
entries: 1024 (order 0, 4096 bytes)
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] devfs: 2004-01-31 Richard
Gooch (<email address hidden>)
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] devfs: boot_options: 0x0
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] Initializing Cryptographic API
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.134000] isapnp: Scanning for PnP cards...
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.487000] isapnp: No Plug & Play device
found
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.519000] PNP: PS/2 Controller
[PNP0303:KBC0,PNP0f13:PS2M] at 0x60,0x64 irq 1,12
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.522000] serio: i8042 AUX port at
0x60,0x64 irq 12
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.522000] serio: i8042 KBD port at
0x60,0x64 irq 1
Sep 22 21:21:14 amarillo kernel: [4294668.522000] Serial: 8250/16550 driver
$Revision: 1.90 $...

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Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

Please test with the latest kernel in Breezy (2.6.12-8.13, with -8.14 on the
way) and the ndiswrapper driver shipped by Ubuntu, rather than the one you built
from source.

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Seb Payne (spayne-evolutioncolt) wrote :

This is the latest kernel and the normal Ubuntu ndiswrapper-utils package. I
have been trying for two months on a vareity of different packages but still no
luck.

Kernel is 2.6.12-8-686 from 22nd September.

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Matt Zimmerman (mdz) wrote :

(In reply to comment #4)
> This is the latest kernel and the normal Ubuntu ndiswrapper-utils package. I
> have been trying for two months on a vareity of different packages but still no
> luck.
>
> Kernel is 2.6.12-8-686 from 22nd September.

You said in comment #1 that you were using ndiswrapper from source. Did you
completely remove all traces of this module?

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Seb Payne (spayne-evolutioncolt) wrote :

The machine has been formatted several times with fresh installs of Ubuntu Breezy since Comment
#1. This was last month :-)

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Ben Collins (ben-collins) wrote :

If possible, please upgrade to Dapper's 2.6.15-7 kernel. If you do not want to
upgrade to Dapper, then you can also wait for the Dapper Flight 2 CD's, which
are due out within the next few days.

Let me know if this bug still exists with this kernel.

Dapper contains ndiswrapper-1.5

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Carthik Sharma (carthik) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug and following up on it.

I am marking this bug Closed since there has been no response from you for over three months. We would like to fix all existing issues, but need need feedback to help with debugging.

Should you still have a problem with the latest up to date Dapper kernel and packages, please reopen this bug. In this case, please answer the questions that have already been asked of you before and provide the log files and information required for debugging.

Changed in linux-source-2.6.15:
status: Needs Info → Rejected
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