Bugzilla – Bug 621481
Netbooks with Broadcom BCM4312 will hang on boot
Last modified: 2010-07-15 12:39:05 UTC
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On some Netbook systems with Broadcom BCM4312 wireless devices will freeze when loading the driver ssb because the SPROM is at a different location than on earlier systems found on laptop computers.
The fix is known and has been submitted to the 2.6.34 stable archive, and it will be present in future updates of the 11.3 kernel; however, the distribution media have the problem. Add Live CD, DVD and NET install CDs for i586/i686 are affected. The media for x86_64 are OK.
This bug does not log any errors - the system just freezes. The workaround is to add "brokenmodules=ssb" to the boot options line.
Once you have installed the system on the computer, a patched copy of ssb.ko for the 2.6.34-12-desktop kernel is available at html://lwfinger.net/ssb.ko.
Steps to Reproduce:
(In reply to comment #0)
> The fix is known and has been submitted to the 2.6.34 stable archive, and it
> will be present in future updates of the 11.3 kernel
I've quoted your info into the bnc 617912 and duplicated as well.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 617912 ***