Kernel Panic - BSD

This is a discussion on Kernel Panic - BSD ; After some years without problems, last week I had finally the possibility to upgrade my wireless network from WEP to WPA. I've followed the instuctions in the FreeBSD Handbook: 1) /etc/rc.conf ifconfig_ath0="WPA DHCP" 2) /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf network={ ssid="alexarnz" psk="XXXXXXXX" } I've ...

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  1. Kernel Panic

    After some years without problems, last week I had finally the possibility
    to upgrade my wireless network from WEP to WPA.

    I've followed the instuctions in the FreeBSD Handbook:

    1) /etc/rc.conf
    ifconfig_ath0="WPA DHCP"

    2) /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
    network={
    ssid="alexarnz"
    psk="XXXXXXXX"
    }

    I've rebooted the system and my Notebook (HP Compaq NC6000) immediately
    connected to the network.
    After half hour:

    KERNEL PANIC

    What? What was I doung? Firefox. Navigation in a website full of java. The
    computer finshed the rebook, i return on the same website, smooth
    navigation, no problem. After some hours KERNEL PANIC, another reboot.
    WTF! I've upgraded to FreeBSD 7.0 a lot of time ago (two or three weeks),
    but I never had problems. Never BIG problems, at least never a block or
    similar.

    After some hours KERNEL_PANIC ... some times I can work for 10 minutes,
    sometimes for some hours. It's not dependant on what i'm doing in the
    moment. Firefox, Knode, Kopete, simply terminal sessions, RPC on a
    Windows2003 server... it's all the same.

    Yesterday evening the light goes on! I switched off the wireless with the
    button on the notebook, i've plugged the cable and now is 16 hours that
    it's working without problems (before my record was almost 3 hours)

    What happens? How can I resolve? Have I to turn back to WEP ?

    --
    Alex ARNZ
    Telecommunication Specialist
    Web Design and IT Consultant


  2. Re: Kernel Panic

    Alex ARNZ:

    Hello,

    > What happens? How can I resolve? Have I to turn back to WEP ?


    You can try to update to a fresh 7-1 PRERELEASE and see if the problem
    is still here.

    If there is still a panic, you shall provide a dump of the
    panic. See :
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en/books/...rneldebug.html

    Then check if a PR is not already filled for this problem, and fill a
    problem report (http://www.freebsd.org/send-pr.html)

    Regards.

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