modprobe hostap_pci crash

Ka-Hing Cheung kahing at gmail.com
Mon Aug 30 02:41:03 EDT 2004


On Sun, 29 Aug 2004 22:50:21 +0000, Ben Hart <ben.hart at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I have a DWL-520 E1 card and have tried following Andrew Barr's "Using
> the DWL-520 rev. E1 with HostAP"
> <http://home.columbus.rr.com/andrewbarr/dwl520e1.html> instructions to
> get the card up and running.
> 
> 
> ::wham:: The system completely freezes up.  I can't ssh in, switch to
> a different tty or anything.  complete crash.  After a reboot all is
> fine but try again and the same will happen.

I have the same card, and had the same problem. Basically if you
didn't do a clean module unload, and you reboot, the system will crash
the next time you load the module. Solution is do a cold reboot
(shutdown and then start up again).

I also found out that sometimes (I am not sure if it's always yet), if
you unload modules and load them again, that will bring down the
system as well. Also last time (the onlyt time) I tried to use kismet
with it, and that also results in a crash.

If you have another card, or another revision of the same card, I
highly recommend you use that instead to save yourself some time.

-khc



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