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#1 2012-07-19 00:47:27

merc68k
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Registered: 2011-08-07
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Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

Hi folks.

  I've added a PCE-N53 PCI-E wireless card to my machine.  It seems to be based on an Ralink 5592:

[masonj@archie64 ~]$ sudo lspci | grep -i net
00:14.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
07:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 5592
[masonj@archie64 ~]$ 

I compiled an installed the driver supplied by Asus, and I can connect to my router (using NetworkManager, but other tools make no difference), but the whole system freezes up after loading 99% of pages, and I have to use the reset button to recover.  I've tried the same driver with a Linux Mint Live CD, and haven't had any such problems.  How should I troubleshoot this with my Arch installation?

I'm running the latest kernel as of a few days ago:

[masonj@archie64 ~]$ uname -a
Linux archie64 3.4.4-3-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jul 3 14:36:44 UTC 2012 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[masonj@archie64 ~]$ 

Here's what I see in /var/log/everything.log:

Jul 17 22:08:59 localhost NetworkManager[462]: <info> (ra0): supplicant interface state: completed -> disconnected
Jul 17 22:08:59 localhost NetworkManager[462]: <info> (ra0): supplicant interface state: disconnected -> scanning
Jul 17 22:09:01 localhost kernel: [ 3443.193416] ===>rt_ioctl_giwscan. 1(1) BSS returned, data->length = 183
Jul 17 22:09:01 localhost kernel: [ 3443.193510] ==>rt_ioctl_siwfreq::SIOCSIWFREQ(Channel=2)
Jul 17 22:09:01 localhost NetworkManager[462]: <info> (ra0): supplicant interface state: scanning -> associating
Jul 17 22:09:01 localhost NetworkManager[462]: <info> (ra0): supplicant interface state: associating -> associated
Jul 17 22:09:01 localhost NetworkManager[462]: <info> (ra0): supplicant interface state: associated -> 4-way handshake
Jul 17 22:09:01 localhost NetworkManager[462]: <info> (ra0): supplicant interface state: 4-way handshake -> completed

(reboot)

Jul 17 22:10:45 localhost kernel: [    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
Jul 17 22:10:45 localhost kernel: [    0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
Jul 17 22:10:45 localhost kernel: [    0.000000] Linux version 3.4.4-3-ARCH (nobody@rampage) (gcc version 4.7.1 (GCC) ) #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Jul 3 14:36:44 UTC 2012
Jul 17 22:10:45 localhost kernel: [    0.000000] Command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-linux root=UUID=cc086128-c69f-4d6c-bfc0-aa4cbbff5634 ro quiet add_efi_memmap
Jul 17 22:10:45 localhost kernel: [    0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:

Any suggestions where I should start?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 2012-07-27 14:05:01

Kagami
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Re: Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

I'm having the same problem with the same card. Please reply to this thread if you have already found or do find a solution, I currently can't use Arch because of this problem. sad

Last edited by Kagami (2012-07-27 14:05:43)

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#3 2012-07-27 14:27:13

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Re: Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

Try to use archlinux compiled driver.


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#4 2012-07-27 16:08:33

Kagami
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Re: Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

Shark wrote:

Try to use archlinux compiled driver.

Could you please provide a link? I don't know what you're referring to.

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#5 2012-07-27 23:22:21

merc68k
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Re: Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

Shark wrote:

Try to use archlinux compiled driver.

Could you please provide us with the package name of this driver?  I haven't been able to find anything that looks like rt5592 which is the name of the vendor-provided driver.

@Kagami:  I still haven't fixed this although I haven't had time to really look more into it yet.. I've just been using a wired connection for now.  I'm glad (and sympathetic) to hear another Arch user has the same issue, maybe we can figure it out together.

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#6 2012-07-30 17:21:47

Kagami
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Re: Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

Do you know what version of Linux was used on the LiveCD of Mint you tried? I just installed Ubuntu 12.10 Alpha 3 (using Linux 3.5 I think) and the drivers cause the same problem, so I think it is in fact a problem with drivers on newer kernels and not Arch itself.

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#7 2012-07-31 01:10:40

merc68k
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Re: Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

That could be, I just booted with the same LiveCD and it's only 3.2:

mint DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326 # uname -r
3.2.0-23-generic
mint DPO_GPL_RT5592STA_LinuxSTA_v2.6.0.0_20120326 #

It's working fine, though.

I wonder if it's still possible to put together an Arch install using that generation kernel...

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#8 2013-01-27 08:32:52

jcrews
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Re: Asus PCE-N53: Hard freeze while using wifi

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