b44 module in openSuSe 11.4 freezes laptop

ugh! 11.4 has been a bit of a pain. The broadcom driver, b44, for the
Broadcom 44xx/47xx, freezes my system. I cannot be the only victim of this faulty driver.

The driver is not for the WLAN, but rather for 10/100 ethernet on a Dell Insprion 1720 laptop.

Is there a workaround, or fix, for this issue?

Drivers can be a pain, but I’ve never heard of an old-school ethernet card on a Dell not working. Not since 2001, at least. Anyway - try posting to Hardware the driver guys may know more.

Thank you for the reply, I posted the same inquiry to the laptop section of these forums and there is some action on that post.

In addition, I have posted a bug on the problem, as well, # 686492](https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=686492).