Upgrade to new kernel stops wpa

David P. Reed dpreed at reed.com
Mon Oct 3 10:13:39 EDT 2005


I just had a bunch of problems with the new kernel update in FC4, too.   
Not the one you mention because I'm still waiting for ordinary WEP to 
work (no one has responded to my earlier messages about that).

One thing that has changed a lot in 2.6.13 is PCMCIA card support (in 
particular how PCMCIA cards are set up early in the boot process).   
It's very likely that your problem is not with wpa, but with the actual 
driver working at all, if you are using a PCMCIA card NIC (mine is 
internal, on the USB bus, not PCMCIA).

In my case, since I use an AMD64 laptop computer, the problem is that I 
get lots of error messages early in boot and also during the cardmgr 
setup because the kernel apparently thinks the Yenta PCMCIA adapter is a 
64-bit PCI interface in the the initial PCI setup process and tries to 
map too much memory.   It hasn't hurt me too much, but makes me 
suspicious of the 2.6.13 release testing process (either at Fedora or 
kernel.org, don't know which) because the problem was reported earlier 
in the summer by several people and is mentioned on the bugzilla.

One thing I'd try is pulling all of the automagic support out of the 
boot process and doing it manually, step-by-step starting with 
modprobe'ing the driver.





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