Dell Inspiron 2600 locks completely with Hardy and Ibex kernels
Nominated for Hardy by Ryan Novosielski
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I am reporting a bug on my girlfriend's laptop that I'm currently borrowing to try to squash this bug. The problem is that on Gutsy, the machine worked great. After upgrading to Hardy, the machine started locking up at random. After a period of use, the machine will freeze. Reverting to the Gutsy kernel (2.6.22), the lockups are avoided completely. This problem has existed in every kernel I have tested since the Hardy release version of 2.6.24.
Recently, I had her try 2.6.27 from Ibex. The problem still exists, with a freeze at random. Now that I have this machine, I'd like to know what information to post or what types of things to try. This is a very serious bug, and the fact that a release is planned in a month that appears to still have this problem is pretty grave to me.
The only items of particular interest I think is a LinkSys wireless card that is using the TNET1130 driver via ndiswrapper. I haven't tried the machine without the wireless card in, but I believe that she has in the past.
Let me know what information I might want to provide. It appears as if nothing is written to any of the logfiles I've looked at after a crash, so I don't know how we're going to get to the bottom of this. I'm also not really convinced this is a bug with the Ubuntu kernel, and suspect it might be upstream. I don't know the best way to test that.