[Bug 156050] r8180 and ieee80211_rtl cause total system lockup.

Toma tomhaste at gmail.com
Tue Oct 23 01:46:09 UTC 2007

Public bug reported:

When starting the system, the bootup process will lockup hard.
Previously there was a work around to use a -386 flavored kernel but
that doesnt seem to help anymore. Using 'nosmp' does not help either.
Because the modules are loaded at boot, system recovery mode is not an
option, and a fresh install is the only fix. Previously, r8180 was
blacklisted, but now its not.  Ive attached the first crash, from when I
reinstalled and just ran the network configuration. Ill attach more bug
reports as I go thru.

The only work around I have found, is...

1. On first boot, 
'gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist'
add this line
'blacklist r8180'

2. Install ndiswrapper and follow the method of setting up your wireless
via the Ubuntu Guide

This method has made it possible for me to use any kernel I like and use
the internet without crashing.

** Affects: linux-meta (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

r8180 and ieee80211_rtl cause total system lockup.
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