Kharya (kharkharkhar) wrote in gentoolinux,
Kharya
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ZD-1211 problem

Hey community, this is a problem I've been having on and off for the last month or 2 concerning the zd1211 driver.

Basically it's flooding dmesg and causing my whole system to hang. It hangs at such weird intervals that it could happen in the middle of a keydown/keyup...causing my computer to think the key is still down until the zd1211 driver gives control back, it seems. I don't really know how the kernel works, so that's my best guess. I would really like to be able to type long sentences again without it hanging. Happeningly, it hasn't happened once while typing this, but happens a lot while I'm using quanta/anything KDE-based. It does happen in non-kde though, before anybody jumps on the "it's kde's fault" bandwagen.


...
[4462665.526000] BCN
[4462665.650000] BCN
[4462665.850000] BCN
[4462665.989000] Re_Asoc: aid=1
[4462665.990000] zd1211:STA_ASSOCIATED with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[4462666.349000] BCN
[4462666.491000] BCN
[4462666.691000] BCN
[4462666.826000] BCN
[4462667.026000] BCN
[4462667.174000] BCN
[4462667.346000] BCN
[4462667.531000] BCN
[4462667.671000] BCN
[4462667.800000] Re_Asoc: aid=1
[4462667.801000] zd1211:STA_ASSOCIATED with xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
[4462670.400000] BCN
[4462670.599000] BCN
[4462670.745000] BCN
[4462670.931000] BCN
[4462671.092000] BCN
[4462671.250000] BCN
[4462671.449000] BCN
...


I've googled and googled for what the hell it means, and the best I can come up with is that BCN means beacon :P

I'm running the dongle in Master mode to provide my apartment with sweet, sweet wireless, but if this can't be resolved I'll have to get a stupid router or something.

Can anybody help me to make this go away?

Thanks in advance

(x-posted to gentoo)
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