View Full Version : [all variants] ath_pci/ath5k freezing on load

March 24th, 2009, 06:15 AM
So I'm completely unable to load either ath_pci or ath5k. Both freeze up my computer immediately on doing modprobe -v <module>. The only way for me to even boot my computer is to edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist and add an entry for ath_pci.

The issue occurs on both x86 and x86_64 versions of 8.10. I haven't tried previous versions yet, I'll be giving that a shot tomorrow but wanted to get this thread out there in case anyone had idea/tips.

I have compiled/installed from source for each of those modules.

Any tips on where to start? No error messages are available at all since this is a hard freeze which is a bit annoying.

I should note that 8.10 works fine on my laptop (T41) which has an Atheros chipset in it for wifi.

March 24th, 2009, 11:11 AM
What chipset do you have

lspci -nnm

March 25th, 2009, 01:01 AM
Wifi Chipset:

Atheros AR5001X+

Onboard Chipset:

Intel G965

Trying a rollback to 8.04 x86_64 to see if it's an issue only in the latest version.

March 25th, 2009, 03:26 AM
Rollback to 8.04 did not fix the issue. It must be specific to my hardware or a combination of hardware since 8.10 works fine on my laptop which is also using an Atheros chipset.

April 14th, 2009, 05:18 AM
I have similar issues with ar5212 on hardy. Had to blacklist ath_pci to be able to boot with the PCI card inserted. Then, I installed linux-backports-modules-hardy and got ath5k, but now it freezes again (after loading ath5k_pci).

May 2nd, 2009, 07:35 PM
I think this is the same problem that I'm having.
I'm running Jaunty 64bit, ASUS P5Q mobo, Q8400.

05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)

Any luck?