[CentOS] Kernel Panic with wl.ko (Broadcom wireless driver) [CentOS 5.4]

Martin Jungowski martin at rhm.de
Thu Mar 11 20:51:17 UTC 2010

Bad news. Just like my self-compiled 2.6.25 and 2.6.27 kernels my laptop 
froze with your kernel and the wl.ko module, too. It didn't kernel panic 
and it lasted significantly longer than with 2.6.18 but it still froze in 
the end.

I'm back to 2.6.18-164-11-bug4139.4192.4196 now. Instead of Broadcom's 
proprietary wl.ko module I'm now using bcm43xx with an extracted Broadcom 
firmware that I extracted via b43-fwcutter. That one has been running 
perfectly fine for the entire day now without freezing, crashing, or 
anything. And both standby and hibernation seem to work just fine.


Rieke Computersysteme GmbH
Hellerholz 5
D-82061 Neuried
Email: martin at rhm.de

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