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[workarounded] latest upgrade kills my WiFi

Postby kwevej on Tue Mar 22, 2011 4:47 am

Hi there,

the latest dist-upgrade kills my wifi.
Thinkpad R400
wireless: Intel Wifi Link 5100 (AGN)

I have a system snapshot, so I can easily rollback ... In fact, this is my second attempt.
I'm trying to identify the problematic package.
This time, I set packages firmware-iwlwifi on hold/not to upgrade, but the wifi is dead again.

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 On 2011-03-22 at 09:32:34 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   mysql-query-browser

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:32:39 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   evolution libevolution
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:32:59 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   libgtkhtml-editor0

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:33:01 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   libgtkhtml3.14-19
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:33:04 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   libgtkhtml-editor-common

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:33:06 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   libedata-book1.2-8 libedata-cal1.2-10 libedataserverui1.2-11 libgtkhtml-editor-3.14-0 libgtkhtml-editor-3.14-common
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   cmake cmake-data evolution-common evolution-data-server evolution-data-server-common
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:33:26 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   libxmlrpc-c3

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:33:28 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   libxmlrpc-core-c3
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   hostname
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:33:33 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   firmware-ivtv linux-base linux-image-2.6.32-5-686 midori tzdata tzdata-java uno-libs3 ure
[[ Removed packages ]]  :   

 On 2011-03-22 at 09:33:57 :
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[[ Installed packages ]] :   cmap-adobe-japan1 cpp-4.5 g++-4.5 gcc-4.5 git-man gnupg-agent gnupg2 gpart gs-cjk-resource libassuan0 libboost-filesystem1.42.0 libboost-system1.42.0 libcamel1.2-dev libccrtp1-1.8-0 libcloog-ppl0 libebml3 libelfg0 libgmpxx4ldbl libgs9 libgs9-common libksba8 libmatroska3 libmpc2 libnice10 libnspr4-dev libnss3-dev libppl-c2 libppl7 libraptor2-0 librasqal3 libstdc++6-4.5-dev libwpd-0.9-9 libwpg-0.2-2 libwps-0.2-2 libx264-114 libxcb-render-util0 libyajl1 libyaml-tiny-perl pinentry-gtk2 rubber
[[ Upgraded packages ]] :   abiword abiword-common abiword-plugin-grammar abiword-plugin-mathview avahi-daemon avidemux avidemux-common avidemux-plugins capplets-data ccache chromium-browser chromium-browser-inspector cpp debdelta debian-keyring deskbar-applet doc-base dos2unix dvd+rw-tools elyxer evolution-webcal firmware-atheros firmware-bnx2 firmware-bnx2x firmware-linux firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree firmware-qlogic firmware-ralink firmware-realtek g++ gcc gdm3 geoip-database ghostscript ghostscript-cups ghostscript-x git git-core gnome-control-center gnome-panel gnome-panel-data gparted growisofs gs-common gsfonts-x11 gstreamer0.10-lame gstreamer0.10-nice gstreamer0.10-tools inkscape latexila latexila-data libabiword-2.8 libapr1 libasyncns0 libavahi-client-dev libavahi-client3 libavahi-common-data libavahi-common-dev libavahi-common3 libavahi-core7 libavahi-glib-dev libavahi-glib1 libavahi-gobject0 libavahi-ui0 libavcodec52 libavformat52 libavutil50 libc-ares2 libccrtp-dev libchamplain-0.4-0 libdate-manip-perl libdjvulibre-text libdjvulibre21 libebook1.2-dev libedataserver1.2-dev libedataserverui1.2-dev libgadu3 libgcj-bc libgcj-common libgdiplus libgnome-window-settings1 libgnomepanel2.24-cil libgstfarsight0.10-0 libhyphen0 liblzo2-2 liblzo2-dev libmailtools-perl libnet-daemon-perl libnm-glib-vpn1 libnm-glib2 libnm-util1 libpanel-applet2-0 libportaudio2 libpostproc51 libpurple-bin libpurple0 libquicktime1 libraw1394-11 librdf0 libslv2-9 libsmbclient libsmbclient-dev libspectre1 libswscale0 libtiff4 libtiff4-dev libtiffxx0c2 libtracker-client-0.8-0 libunicode-string-perl libvpx-dev libvpx0 libwbclient0 libwnck2.20-cil libxp6 libxt-dev libxt6 libzephyr4 libzrtpcpp-1.4-0 libzrtpcpp-dev linux-headers-2.6.32-5-686 linux-headers-2.6.32-5-common linux-libc-dev lyx lyx-common menu mkvtoolnix mkvtoolnix-gui network-manager network-manager-gnome parcellite pidgin pidgin-data python python-avahi python-evolution python-gdbm python-gnomeapplet python-gnomedesktop python-gnomekeyring python-lxml python-minimal python-nevow python-qt4 python-rsvg python-sip python-tk python-wnck samba samba-common samba-common-bin smbclient stardict-czech stardict-english-czech synaptic telepathy-gabble tk8.5 ttf-dejavu ttf-dejavu-core ttf-dejavu-extra ttf-lyx ttf-opensymbol ufraw-batch unattended-upgrades x11proto-fixes-dev xserver-common xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-video-intel






Any ideas?
Thx
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Re: latest upgrade kills my WiFi

Postby viking777 on Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:02 am

Try putting firmware-linux and firmware-linux-nonfree on hold as well. Start off with all three and see if it works, if it does then re-enable them one by one till you find out the culprit.
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Re: latest upgrade kills my WiFi

Postby AlbertP on Tue Mar 22, 2011 6:52 am

You are using Mint Debian? (the firmware-ivtv package that is upgraded at 09:33:33 does not exist in Ubuntu but is in the Debian repo)
It is true that things can break sometimes, usually after some time there will come a next update which fixes this.
Note that you have switched to a newer kernel (2.6.32-5), and newer kernels may require an update of the firmware. I recommend to set nothing on hold and wait some time for an update that fixes this bug in your new kernel. Maybe you can downgrade to the previous kernel, but I don't know how to do this on Debian.
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Re: latest upgrade kills my WiFi

Postby kwevej on Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:58 am

AlbertP wrote:Note that you have switched to a newer kernel (2.6.32-5)

The wifi dies immediately after the upgrade (without a restart), so I'm still running the 'old' kernel.
Also, choosing kernel randomly at startup doesn't have any effect on the wifi malfunction.

It's Mint Debian.

I'll try to hold the other firmwares...
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Re: latest upgrade kills my WiFi

Postby AlbertP on Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:10 am

It's not exactly clear to me which hardware uses firmware-linux-free. I think it is safe to update the others (except iwlwifi).
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Re: latest upgrade kills my WiFi

Postby kwevej on Tue Mar 22, 2011 10:20 am

Ha! It was just the network-manager :evil:
this is a similar story (Fedora) http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions ... de-866496/

...installed wifi-radar to be sure for the next time.
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