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> Lose wireless (Broadcom) after upgrading 6.1 131.21
victorhelsing
 Posted: Dec 25 2011, 03:59 AM
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Puzzling problem - I have a broadcom wireless adapter for which I regularly download the ATRPMS module as I change kernels - I am currently on 131..21, which I think is the latest. Once I download the module matching my kernel, wireless works fine. However,

I am able to kill my wireless (at least, no networks show up) by doing "yum upgrade" with the following modules waiting to be updated:

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Package Arch Version Repository Size
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Updating:
NetworkManager i686 1:0.8.1-15.el6 sl6x-fastbugs 1.1 M
NetworkManager-glib i686 1:0.8.1-15.el6 sl6x-fastbugs 204 k
NetworkManager-gnome i686 1:0.8.1-15.el6 sl6x-fastbugs 426 k
dhclient i686 12:4.1.1-25.P1.el6_2.1 sl6x-security 313 k
Installing for dependencies:
dhcp-common i686 12:4.1.1-25.P1.el6_2.1 sl6x-security 138 k

Transaction Summary
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Install 1 Package(s)
Upgrade 4 Package(s)

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Note these are the only updates yet to be made - I have already made the others and manually selected these from the System Update selections in order to isolate which modules are causing my trouble.

PRIOR to doing this update, my wireless (and other system components) are working fine.

Any ideas? For now, I can simply deselect these updates as they are offered but that is not a comforting long term solution.

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Note: Thanks to uminala and helikaon - the problem was with the "fastbugs" repository. Once disabled, I am able to update to 220 and networking is fine!
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 Posted: Dec 28 2011, 10:53 AM
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Hi,
if i understand properly the problem here, if you try to update mentioned packages, your network fails and so the update is not possible to complete ... or?

If it is so, i'd try to download the rpm via 'yumdownloader' and install locally via 'yum localinstall' or via 'rpm -i' commands.

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uminala
 Posted: Dec 28 2011, 06:53 PM
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This has nothing to do with Broadcom. It happens to me too if i use my Intel or my ath9k Wireless card (doesnt matter which one) in my Notebook. Do you have the fastbug updates enabled?

I got the feeling that the fastbug Networkmanager package is faulty.

EDIT: I just saw that you got fastbugs enabled dry.gif

Sorry for poor english wink.gif


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 Posted: Dec 29 2011, 01:58 PM
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QUOTE (uminala @ Dec 28 2011, 06:53 PM)
This has nothing to do with Broadcom. It happens to me too if i use my Intel or my ath9k Wireless card (doesnt matter which one) in my Notebook. Do you have the fastbug updates enabled?

I got the feeling that the fastbug Networkmanager package is faulty.

EDIT: I just saw that you got fastbugs enabled  dry.gif

Sorry for poor english wink.gif


Hi,
this is valid post.
Please, disable the fastbugs repository, it is not intended for common usage and can cause cross reference fails in rpm database (some packages cant be updated because other packages are other version etc etc.)

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uminala
 Posted: Dec 31 2011, 07:24 AM
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I can now confirm for sure that the fastbugs repo ist the problem.
I did an Install on my testrig:

fastbugs enabled: Broken Wilreless
fastbugs disabled: Everything is smooth wink.gif


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Samsung E372 - SL 6.2 I386
Acer Extensa 5230 - Fedora 17 - now with Bluetooth thank to awesome Soldering Skills
TL-WR1043ND - Openwrt Trunk (serves as an Android Controlled Internet Radio)
TL-WR703N Openwrt Trunk (Main Wireless Router)
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