freezes when wireless enabled (using the restricted Broadcom driver in feisty)

Bug #163929 reported by Michael Schmitz on 2007-11-19
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Bug Description

Everything freezes (i.e., can't even move the mouse) after random intervals of use when the wireless is enabled. There have been periods when it worked fine for a number of hours, but more often it freezes within the first few minutes. Disabling the wireless prevents freezes.

The computer is running the first release of feisty fawn on a Dell Inspiron 1501. Thus the machine is using the broadcom driver that is supplied as a "Restricted Driver" (firmware for Broadcom 43xx chipset family).

Reinstalling the OS has not helped. There are many wireless networks present usually at the machine resides in a university apartment complex.

Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

is this still an issue with more recent releases?

I was hopeful that this would have been fixed on Hardy Heron, but the
problem persisted.

-- Michael

On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 2:07 AM, Michael Nagel <email address hidden> wrote:
> is this still an issue with more recent releases?
>
> ** Changed in: ubuntu
> Status: New => Incomplete
>
> --
> freezes when wireless enabled (using the restricted Broadcom driver in feisty)
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/163929
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Michael Nagel (nailor) on 2008-11-03
Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → New
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Is this symptom still reproducible in 8.10?

Changed in linux:
status: New → Incomplete
Michael Nagel (nailor) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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