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Wifi card causes hard lockups

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#1 Alchemist


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Posted 15 April 2012 - 09:49 AM

After a lot of trouble trying to get the ath5k driver working in the current Debian kernel, I gave up and bought a new card with a different chipset. Well, new for this machine. It's an Intel Pro/Wireless with the 2200bg chipset from 2005 or so. It worked great for a few days. Now, for no detectable reason because I didn't change anything, it causes the machine to lock absolutely solid. Hardware reset and fsck recovery is required. Yet it still works as usual if I plug in an external USB device and use that as the wifi connection. No lockups from that. I suppose the actual cause will not be in the logs because of the hard lock. But what could cause it to start doing that? What I can see in the logs is a bunch of Bluetooth junk that I don't need. This card doesn't even support it as far as I know. But it must be some default thing that comes with the Intel drivers. Can I disable that reasonably simply? What else might be causing these lockups?

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