View Full Version : [ubuntu] broadcom bcm4309 causes occasional boot hanging

April 27th, 2008, 04:43 PM

I have a dell latitude D410 with full release hardy installed and bcm4309 wireless. I have the wireless working using the native driver and the firmware extracted using fwcutter, and most of the time it is fine.

But sometimes the system hangs part way through booting and gives the following two messages:

b43-phy0 error phy transmission error
b43-phy0 error phy MAC suspend failed

Does anybody know how to prevent this from happening?


Mr. Turkey Vulture
July 29th, 2008, 10:02 PM
I have a similar phenomenon going on. Any tips would be welcome.

July 29th, 2008, 10:07 PM
When did these problems first occur ? If it was at the beginning of July it may be due to old Broadcom firmware drivers which need updating.