BCM4311 wifi hangs hp2133 notebook after 2 minutes

Bug #772859 reported by Marc Nozell on 2011-04-29
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Bug Description

Upgraded my hp2133 notebook from maverick to natty. Now the system hangs about 2 minutes after wifi is enabled.
Turning off wifi in NetworkManager allows the system to run, albeit without wireless. It is 100% reproducible.

kernel: 2.6.38-8-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP

lspci says the hardware is: Broadcom 4311 802.11a/b/g (rev 02) and is using the b43 loadable module.
---
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.23.
AplayDevices:
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: VT82xx [HDA VIA VT82xx], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Architecture: i386
ArecordDevices:
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: VT82xx [HDA VIA VT82xx], device 0: AD198x Analog [AD198x Analog]
   Subdevices: 2/2
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: marc 1392 F.... pulseaudio
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'VT82xx'/'HDA VIA VT82xx at 0xfebfc000 irq 17'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1984A'
   Components : 'HDA:11d4194a,103c3030,00100400'
   Controls : 10
   Simple ctrls : 6
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=721fcd7e-e6f7-41da-8250-e18c7f6245ff
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release i386 (20101007)
Lsusb:
 Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
 Bus 001 Device 002: ID 04f2:b107 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd CNF7070 Webcam
 Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP 2133
Package: linux (not installed)
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=en_US:en
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-10-generic root=UUID=75043a5d-6a50-4a2d-81a1-bca863119940 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-10.46-generic 2.6.38.7
RelatedPackageVersions:
 linux-restricted-modules-2.6.38-10-generic N/A
 linux-backports-modules-2.6.38-10-generic N/A
 linux-firmware 1.52
Tags: unity-2d natty
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-10-generic i686
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-04-29 (81 days ago)
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout floppy fuse lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev sambashare video
dmi.bios.date: 04/02/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.bios.version: 68VGU Ver. F.02
dmi.board.name: 3030
dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.board.version: KBC Version 07.11
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: CNU81820ZQ
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnHewlett-Packard:bvr68VGUVer.F.02:bd04/02/2008:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHP2133:pvrF.02:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn3030:rvrKBCVersion07.11:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvr:
dmi.product.name: HP 2133
dmi.product.version: F.02
dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

affects: ubuntu → linux (Ubuntu)
Marc Nozell (marc-nozell) wrote :

Tried linux-image-2.6.39-999-generic_2.6.39-999.201104191714_i386.deb from from 2011-04-19-natty and had the same bad behavior.

There is only an amd64 kernel in the 2011-04-28-oneiric and this laptop is i386 (VIA C7-M Processor 1200MHz
 actually)

Haven't tried the suggestions in wireless.kernel.org yet.

So it's not fixed in 2.6.39. You should also try the even newer drivers from http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Download (the ones from the section "Where to download bleeding edge").

ndsipa pomu (ndsipa-pomu) wrote :

I hit the same problem after an upgrade to Natty and also from a fresh install of Natty. I suspect it may have something to do with the display driver as the wireless driver and display seem to be linked on the hp2133.

KP Stolk (kp-stolk) on 2011-05-11
description: updated
Aidsoid (aidsoid-gmail) wrote :

SOLVED this problem for me, try this:

Go to System - Administration - Users And Groups - Account type - Change... - Set rights for use wireless network.

Sorry for my English.

This bug is missing log files that will aid in dianosing the problem. From a terminal window please run:

apport-collect 772859

and then change the status of the bug back to 'New'.

If, due to the nature of the issue you have encountered, you are unable to run this command, please add a comment stating that fact and change the bug status to 'Confirmed'.

This change has been made by an automated script, maintained by the Ubuntu Kernel Team.

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status: New → Incomplete

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description: updated

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Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2011-07-19
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status: New → Confirmed
Marc Nozell (marc-nozell) wrote :

I upgraded to the current kernel 2.6.38-10-generic before sending the apport info. I see the same bad behavior with the new kernel as well.

Marc Nozell, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu better. This bug was reported a while ago and there hasn't been any activity in it recently. We were wondering if this is still an issue? If so, could you please capture the oops following https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/KernelTeamBugPolicies#Capturing_OOPs ? As well, can you try with the latest development release of Ubuntu? ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ .

If it remains an issue, could you run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p linux <replace-with-bug-number>

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds . Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text. Please let us know your results.

Thanks in advance.

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status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

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status: Incomplete → Expired
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