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  1. #11
    Jworix NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    Alright, I loaded 12.1 RC1 on an external drive and booted from it. It immediately connected as soon as I loaded the firmware. So I copied the b43 driver over and rebooted the machine and unloaded then reloaded the b43 driver in 11.4....which didn't work. So I rebooted the machine and it still wouldn't connect. That was about 2am last night.

    I shut the machine down and decided to wait til today to rig an old laptop to run Wireshark to capture the handshake. I logged on today and suddenly its working and has been for the last 3 hours. I'm not one to look a gift horse in the mouth, but what changed from last night? Nothing was updated to my knowledge.

    I'm going to leave it running and try disconnecting and reconnecting repeatedly to see if it is permanently fixed or just a momentary fluke.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    On 10/30/2011 02:56 PM, Jworix wrote:
    >
    > Alright, I loaded 12.1 RC1 on an external drive and booted from it. It
    > immediately connected as soon as I loaded the firmware. So I copied the
    > b43 driver over and rebooted the machine and unloaded then reloaded the
    > b43 driver in 11.4....which didn't work. So I rebooted the machine and
    > it still wouldn't connect. That was about 2am last night.


    Driver modules must be compiled for the kernel under which they are running. It
    is not surprising that a 3.1 module did not work with a 2.6.37 kernel.

    > I shut the machine down and decided to wait til today to rig an old
    > laptop to run Wireshark to capture the handshake. I logged on today and
    > suddenly its working and has been for the last 3 hours. I'm not one to
    > look a gift horse in the mouth, but what changed from last night?
    > Nothing was updated to my knowledge.


    I don't know.

    > I'm going to leave it running and try disconnecting and reconnecting
    > repeatedly to see if it is permanently fixed or just a momentary fluke.


    Good luck.


  3. #13
    Jworix NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by lwfinger View Post
    On 10/30/2011 02:56 PM, Jworix wrote:
    >
    > Alright, I loaded 12.1 RC1 on an external drive and booted from it. It
    > immediately connected as soon as I loaded the firmware. So I copied the
    > b43 driver over and rebooted the machine and unloaded then reloaded the
    > b43 driver in 11.4....which didn't work. So I rebooted the machine and
    > it still wouldn't connect. That was about 2am last night.


    Driver modules must be compiled for the kernel under which they are running. It
    is not surprising that a 3.1 module did not work with a 2.6.37 kernel.

    > I shut the machine down and decided to wait til today to rig an old
    > laptop to run Wireshark to capture the handshake. I logged on today and
    > suddenly its working and has been for the last 3 hours. I'm not one to
    > look a gift horse in the mouth, but what changed from last night?
    > Nothing was updated to my knowledge.


    I don't know.

    > I'm going to leave it running and try disconnecting and reconnecting
    > repeatedly to see if it is permanently fixed or just a momentary fluke.


    Good luck.

    I don't understand why, but it's still working. It shows that i'm using 4.174.64.19-3.1 which is the correct driver for 2.6.37 I believe. Well...I'll let it go for another day and if it survives the journey to work and back then I'll mark this solved.

    Thanks again for all the amazing help I received. You guys are the best!

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    On 10/29/2011 07:06 PM, Jworix wrote:
    > I'm running it on an Acer Aspire One, Model: Kav60.


    11.3 and 11.4 were/are rock solid, everything worked/works out of the
    box on my Acer Aspire One model D255....so, ymmv as well as your luck.

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  5. #15
    Jworix NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    Unfortunately it's not working again. However when I boot from 12.1 RC1 Live CD it works flawlessly the moment I load the firmware.

    Also it still works at my office. Which is the only place it seems to work consistently.

  6. #16
    Jworix NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by DenverD View Post
    On 10/29/2011 07:06 PM, Jworix wrote:
    > I'm running it on an Acer Aspire One, Model: Kav60.


    11.3 and 11.4 were/are rock solid, everything worked/works out of the
    box on my Acer Aspire One model D255....so, ymmv as well as your luck.

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    When I loaded 11.2 it worked perfectly, but after my first distro upgrade I began having glitches. It's possible had I done a clean install of 11.3 that there would have been no bugs, but like I said I followed the official method and stayed as close to the official repos as I could, and for my upgrade to 11.4 I only used the official repos.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    On 2011-10-31 13:56, Jworix wrote:

    > When I loaded 11.2 it worked perfectly, but after my first distro
    > upgrade I began having glitches. It's possible had I done a clean
    > install of 11.3 that there would have been no bugs, but like I said I
    > followed the official method and stayed as close to the official repos
    > as I could, and for my upgrade to 11.4 I only used the official repos.


    I have been doing upgrades since 5.3 to 11.4 with no permanent glitches.
    And I very seldom use something else than the official repos.

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  8. #18
    Jworix NNTP User

    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by robin_listas View Post
    On 2011-10-31 13:56, Jworix wrote:

    > When I loaded 11.2 it worked perfectly, but after my first distro
    > upgrade I began having glitches. It's possible had I done a clean
    > install of 11.3 that there would have been no bugs, but like I said I
    > followed the official method and stayed as close to the official repos
    > as I could, and for my upgrade to 11.4 I only used the official repos.


    I have been doing upgrades since 5.3 to 11.4 with no permanent glitches.
    And I very seldom use something else than the official repos.

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    Unfortunately I cannot say the same about my experience, and I tend to only delve into Packman, but most of my non repo installs come from One-Click installs, and I do not keep the repositories after.

    Anyway regardless of how well your's has performed, mine has developed a major issue which needs to be corrected. So pointing out that you don't have an issue does little to help solve mine I'm sorry to say.

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    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    Can you state your current problem. Is it still with wireless?
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    Default Re: Upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 caused a strange issue.

    On 2011-10-31 15:06, Jworix wrote:

    > Anyway regardless of how well your's has performed, mine has developed
    > a major issue which needs to be corrected. So pointing out that you
    > don't have an issue does little to help solve mine I'm sorry to say.


    I'm just telling that upgrade issues can be solved. I'm not a wifi expert,
    so I can't say how in your case.

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