Kernel panic is reached while toggling wifi off using Fn+F2 keys (rfkill) in Realtek's 8187SE wireless card [10ec:8199]
I have a netbook with the Realtek's 8187SE wireless card, I got a kernel panic while disabling the wifi using the Fn+F2 keys. No problems while turning on the wifi.
The "uname -a" output is:
Linux jalasoft-laptop 2.6.31-14-generic #48-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 16 14:04:26 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux
Note that the problem looks very similar to the reported issue with the rt2860 card (https:/
- Make sure that you have a Ubuntu 9.10 karmic Koala (kernel 2.6.31-14) installed and
- Realtek's 8187SE wireless card.
- Machine must be on, with wireless enabled before starting the test.
- This test can be made using graphical mode, or console mode
1. Verify that the wifi is enabled; the wifi led should be on
2. Disable the wifi by using the Fn+F2 Keys
3. Verify the OS is available for working with it
While using the graphical mode, the OS hangs and displays a black background screen.
If using the console mode, a kernel panic message is displayed
Wireless must be turned off without problems in the OS (OS must be available for interacting with)
|Changed in linux (Ubuntu):|
|importance:||Undecided → Medium|
|status:||New → Triaged|