Have I filed bug 776834 wrongly?

David Tombs cyan.spam at gmail.com
Fri May 6 15:27:06 UTC 2011

On 05/06/2011 11:00 AM, Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre wrote:
> On Fri, May 6, 2011 at 3:07 AM, John Costella <john.costella at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi bugsquad,
>> I filed bug report 776834 which happens to contains apport collections for
>> two bugs that are making Natty unusable:
>> frequent hard crash of machine (and consequent corruption of file system),
>> seems related to wifi driver connection / disconnection (via switch or
>> because of next bug)
>> wifi driver broken -- dropping connection if signal not full strength (was
>> working in Maverick; hardware works fine under Windows)
>> However, I think I followed some wrong Launchpad procedures because the bug
>> seems to be ignored.
>> The machine is unusable under Ubuntu. I was going to re-install 10.10 but
>> it's no longer downloadable. I'm now looking at alternative Linux distros as
>> this is a disaster -- this is a work machine.
>> Thanks in advance for any help; apologies if I filed things using the wrong
>> procedures.
> No, seems to me like you've filed it correctly, against the 'linux'
> Ubuntu package, so it's considered as a kernel issue (and it seems it
> would be).
> Looks to me like there may be two drivers able to do the job for this
> wifi device on your system. I suspect you'd be able to disable wifi or
> keep it unused long enough on your system (connecting via wired,
> disabling in the BIOS or whatever) to get to the Restricted Drivers
> application, which should allow you to choose between a "free"
> brcm80211 driver (the one currently in use, from what I can see), to
> the "proprietary" Broadcom driver; also usually called "STA" from
> within the restricted drivers list. Try to use the Broadcom STA
> driver, in case it helps.
> Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre <mathieu.tl at gmail.com>
> Freenode: cyphermox, Jabber: mathieu.tl at gmail.com
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You might also want to contact the kernel team[1] about the issue.
Kernel bug triaging is pretty complex.


[1] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/

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