I am experiencing this bug:
And a workaround is given to run:
/sbin/iwconfig wlan0 txpower on
But when I run this command, my system exhibits unpredictable behavior. One time, the screen faded to white and became unusable, but I was able to log on in a terminal and halt the system. Other times I have tried to reproduce it, the system has either crashed/locked up outright, or has become unstable and crashed shortly thereafter. I suspect this may be a kernel bug because of the crashing, but I really have no clue.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Stop wireless: /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 stop
2. Try to restart wireless: /etc/init.d/net.wlan0 start, this generates an error message.
3. Run /sbin/iwconfig wlan0 txpower on
Different things happen each time. Most common experience is a crash.
It should have turned on the power for the wireless card, without any weird and unpredictable system behavior or crashes, and then allowed me to start the wireless service again.
2.6.24-gentoo-r8 #5 SMP Thu May 29 08:53:16 PDT 2008 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7500 @ 2.20GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux
I'm a bit scared to try to keep replicating this bug because I'm worried something might happen to b0rk my system.
Created attachment 158823 [details]
Output from emerge --info
Created attachment 158825 [details]
More or less a dupe, but since bug 217992 is spammed by comments already...
(In reply to comment #3)
> More or less a dupe, but since bug 217992 is spammed by comments already...
Is this a dupe? I mentioned this in the comments but it seems that bug is talking about a separate problem, and most of the people experiencing that bug aren't experiencing the one I've encountered. I'm currently trying to figure out if this is a "real" bug or if I've done something un-kosher in my configuration of things.
most likely this is not an issue anymore as recent kernels have much improved iwl3945 support.
please reopen if problem persists