Samsung RF-511 wpa_supplicant crashes under kernel 3.6.1-1.fc17.x86_64

Nicolas Chauvet kwizart at
Tue Oct 16 21:32:17 UTC 2012

2012/10/16 Adam Williamson <awilliam at>:
> On Tue, 2012-10-16 at 15:05 -0600, Chris Murphy wrote:
>> On Oct 16, 2012, at 12:13 PM, Casimiro de Almeida Barreto wrote:
>> > People developing kernel, I got a blocker bug at:
>> >
>> > Kernel: 3.6.1-1.fc17.x86_64
>> > wpa_supplicant crashes during boot.
>> > Hardware: Samsung RF-511 Intel Core i5. Broadcom WiFi.
>> > Bug deactivates even eth0
>> > System becomes unusable.
>> Yeah I'm getting this oops as well but have had difficulty extracting
>> any information from the system. I suggest you file a bug, and cc:
>> bugzilla at I'll add what info I have, even if I have
>> to take a photograph (egads).
>> I get this after rebooting from 'yum install broadcom-wl' and I
>> recover after using yum erase. It's on a Core 2 Duo. EFI booting. Only
>> with 3.6.1-1, previous kernels are OK.
> If indeed this is related to using the Broadcom driver from Fusion and
> doesn't happen unless that broadcom-wl package is installed, file the
> bug in Fusion bugzilla, it's not a Fedora kernel bug.
Indeed, a bug was reported and an hot-fix was provided. So it should
be available as soon as the mirror sync.

Nicolas (kwizart)

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