[kismac] Re: Another 004d user with freezes

Here is an update on this situation....  I tried it on my other 
Wallstreet II powerbook and it works there.  (No freeze when loading 
the driver.)  I'll do some more to see what I can do to isolate the 
problem.

Rob
On Monday, May 5, 2003, at 02:43  AM, Michael Rossberg wrote:

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>> Well, I tried the Bronze card in my Wallstreet and it froze as before.
>> I also tried the Silver card in the Ti, and it worked beautifully.  I
>> guess it has something to do with the Wallstreet.  What is different
>> between the two?
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> i have not even an idea. i guess the bus is slower, and we receive some
> kind of a timeout, since the new driver is much faster...
> arrrrrrrrrrrrrg can someone else confirm the behavior?
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>>  Hmmm... I'm running a G4 in both of them, because I'm
>> using a Sonnet upgrade card in the Wallstreet.  I had the
>> WirelessDriver installed on the Wallstreet, but I did a kextunload on
>> it successfully before trying KisMAC.  The Ti has in addition to the
>> PCMCIA card, an Airport card, and it was being used for networking.  I
>> had also tried moving the WirelessDriver.kext to
>> WirelessDriver.kext.old so it wouldn't load at all at startup and
>> restarted.  That didn't help.
>>
>> I have a suggestion for another helpful feature.  Since the monitor
>> mode doesn't have error correction we often get errors.  I use KisMAC
>> to try and trouble-shoot my wireless connection to school (several
>> kilometers away).  The max signal strength number gets messed up soon
>> after starting to listen by what I'm sure is a bogus number.  Could 
>> you
>> supply an average number as well as the max?  This would be more
>> accurate for my type of work, and I'm sure it would be helpful to
>> others.
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> mh. i ll see what i can do, i guess i need a to make myself a to-do
> list....
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>> I would also like to second the request for the sticky SSID.  I don't
>> know if that has been put in yet, or not, because I didn't listen long
>> enough to see the SSID come and go this time, but I would certainly
>> like that, since the access points I use don't broadcast their ID's
>> often.
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> i dont know if this is quite a good idea. why dont you load an old
> kismac file. the problem is, that most people believe in what they see,
> and if the ap changed the ssid, we will show the old ssid for quite
> sometime.....
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> mick
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>>> Hi Mick,
>>>
>>> It still freezes with my Wallstreet II and Wavlan Silver when the
>>> driver loads.
>>>
>>> I had KisMAC crash several times too, but I'm not sure they are
>>> related.  Here is my KisMAC crash log if it helps.
>>>
>>> **********
>>>
>>> Date/Time:  2003-05-02 14:55:39 -0700
>>> OS Version: 10.2.5 (Build 6L29)
>>> Host:       Rob-Frohnes-Computer.local.
>>>
>>> Command:    KisMAC
>>> PID:        416
>>>
>>> Exception:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
>>> Code[0]:    0x00000001Code[1]:    0x8fe01280
>>>
>>> Thread 0 Crashed:
>>>   #0   0x8fe01280 in halt
>>>   #1   0x8fe0329c in load_library_image
>>>   #2   0x8fe06134 in load_images_libraries
>>>   #3   0x8fe026e8 in load_executable_image
>>>   #4   0x8fe01410 in _dyld_init
>>>
>>> PPC Thread State:
>>>    srr0: 0x8fe01280 srr1: 0x0002f030                vrsave: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     xer: 0x20000000   lr: 0x8fe0a064  ctr: 0x8fe28f78   mq: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>      r0: 0x00000004   r1: 0xbffffb70   r2: 0x6e732f41   r3: 
>>> 0x000000e5
>>>      r4: 0x00000000   r5: 0x000000e5   r6: 0x0000290a   r7: 
>>> 0x726e6f20
>>>      r8: 0x66696c65   r9: 0x00000000  r10: 0xbffff8eb  r11: 
>>> 0x00000026
>>>     r12: 0x8fe71b0d  r13: 0x00000000  r14: 0x00003de4  r15: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r16: 0xbffffe14  r17: 0x00000001  r18: 0x00000000  r19: 
>>> 0x00003418
>>>     r20: 0x00000001  r21: 0x00000000  r22: 0x00000000  r23: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r24: 0x8fe4b3ec  r25: 0x00000002  r26: 0x00000002  r27: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r28: 0x00001db4  r29: 0x00000000  r30: 0x8fe484d8  r31: 
>>> 0x8fe09ecc
>>>
>>> **********
>>>
>>> Date/Time:  2003-05-02 16:09:43 -0700
>>> OS Version: 10.2.5 (Build 6L29)
>>> Host:       Rob-Frohnes-Computer.local.
>>>
>>> Command:    KisMAC
>>> PID:        430
>>>
>>> Exception:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
>>> Code[0]:    0x00000001Code[1]:    0x8fe01280
>>>
>>> Thread 0 Crashed:
>>>   #0   0x8fe01280 in halt
>>>   #1   0x8fe0329c in load_library_image
>>>   #2   0x8fe06134 in load_images_libraries
>>>   #3   0x8fe026e8 in load_executable_image
>>>   #4   0x8fe01410 in _dyld_init
>>>
>>> PPC Thread State:
>>>    srr0: 0x8fe01280 srr1: 0x0002f030                vrsave: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     xer: 0x20000000   lr: 0x8fe0a064  ctr: 0x8fe28f78   mq: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>      r0: 0x00000004   r1: 0xbffffb70   r2: 0x6e732f41   r3: 
>>> 0x000000e5
>>>      r4: 0x00000000   r5: 0x000000e5   r6: 0x0000290a   r7: 
>>> 0x726e6f20
>>>      r8: 0x66696c65   r9: 0x00000000  r10: 0xbffff8eb  r11: 
>>> 0x00000026
>>>     r12: 0x8fe71b0d  r13: 0x00000000  r14: 0x00003de4  r15: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r16: 0xbffffe14  r17: 0x00000001  r18: 0x00000000  r19: 
>>> 0x00003418
>>>     r20: 0x00000001  r21: 0x00000000  r22: 0x00000000  r23: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r24: 0x8fe4b3ec  r25: 0x00000002  r26: 0x00000002  r27: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r28: 0x00001db4  r29: 0x00000000  r30: 0x8fe484d8  r31: 
>>> 0x8fe09ecc
>>>
>>> **********
>>>
>>> Date/Time:  2003-05-03 22:06:34 -0700
>>> OS Version: 10.2.5 (Build 6L29)
>>> Host:       Rob-Frohnes-Computer.local.
>>>
>>> Command:    KisMAC
>>> PID:        684
>>>
>>> Exception:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
>>> Code[0]:    0x00000001Code[1]:    0x8fe01280
>>>
>>> Thread 0 Crashed:
>>>   #0   0x8fe01280 in halt
>>>   #1   0x8fe0329c in load_library_image
>>>   #2   0x8fe06134 in load_images_libraries
>>>   #3   0x8fe026e8 in load_executable_image
>>>   #4   0x8fe01410 in _dyld_init
>>>
>>> PPC Thread State:
>>>    srr0: 0x8fe01280 srr1: 0x0002f030                vrsave: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     xer: 0x20000000   lr: 0x8fe0a064  ctr: 0x8fe28f78   mq: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>      r0: 0x00000004   r1: 0xbffffb70   r2: 0x6e732f41   r3: 
>>> 0x000000e5
>>>      r4: 0x00000000   r5: 0x000000e5   r6: 0x0000290a   r7: 
>>> 0x726e6f20
>>>      r8: 0x66696c65   r9: 0x00000000  r10: 0xbffff8eb  r11: 
>>> 0x00000026
>>>     r12: 0x8fe71b0d  r13: 0x00000000  r14: 0x00003de4  r15: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r16: 0xbffffe14  r17: 0x00000001  r18: 0x00000000  r19: 
>>> 0x00003418
>>>     r20: 0x00000001  r21: 0x00000000  r22: 0x00000000  r23: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r24: 0x8fe4b3ec  r25: 0x00000002  r26: 0x00000002  r27: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r28: 0x00001db4  r29: 0x00000000  r30: 0x8fe484d8  r31: 
>>> 0x8fe09ecc
>>>
>>> **********
>>>
>>> Date/Time:  2003-05-03 22:06:44 -0700
>>> OS Version: 10.2.5 (Build 6L29)
>>> Host:       Rob-Frohnes-Computer.local.
>>>
>>> Command:    KisMAC
>>> PID:        689
>>>
>>> Exception:  EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
>>> Code[0]:    0x00000001Code[1]:    0x8fe01280
>>>
>>> Thread 0 Crashed:
>>>   #0   0x8fe01280 in halt
>>>   #1   0x8fe0329c in load_library_image
>>>   #2   0x8fe06134 in load_images_libraries
>>>   #3   0x8fe026e8 in load_executable_image
>>>   #4   0x8fe01410 in _dyld_init
>>>
>>> PPC Thread State:
>>>    srr0: 0x8fe01280 srr1: 0x0002f030                vrsave: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     xer: 0x20000000   lr: 0x8fe0a064  ctr: 0x8fe28f78   mq: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>      r0: 0x00000004   r1: 0xbffffb70   r2: 0x6e732f41   r3: 
>>> 0x000000e5
>>>      r4: 0x00000000   r5: 0x000000e5   r6: 0x0000290a   r7: 
>>> 0x726e6f20
>>>      r8: 0x66696c65   r9: 0x00000000  r10: 0xbffff8eb  r11: 
>>> 0x00000026
>>>     r12: 0x8fe71b0d  r13: 0x00000000  r14: 0x00003de4  r15: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r16: 0xbffffe14  r17: 0x00000001  r18: 0x00000000  r19: 
>>> 0x00003418
>>>     r20: 0x00000001  r21: 0x00000000  r22: 0x00000000  r23: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r24: 0x8fe4b3ec  r25: 0x00000002  r26: 0x00000002  r27: 
>>> 0x00000000
>>>     r28: 0x00001db4  r29: 0x00000000  r30: 0x8fe484d8  r31: 
>>> 0x8fe09ecc
>>>
>>> Best regards,
>>>
>>> Rob
>>> On Sunday, May 4, 2003, at 11:20  AM, Michael Rossberg wrote:
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>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> i just updated the 0.04d version on the server. it fixes a couple   
>>>> of
>>>> minor bugs and an issue, that kismac would not load some kismac
>>>> files.
>>>> the macjack driver writes upon startup the firmware version into the
>>>> system.log. this version might also fix the problem that Brad 
>>>> Knowles
>>>> described.
>>>>
>>>> mick
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>>> --
>>> Rob Frohne, Ph.D., P.E.
>>> E.F. Cross School of Engineering
>>> Walla Walla College
>>> http://www.wwc.edu/~frohro/
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>> --
>> Rob Frohne, Ph.D., P.E.
>> E.F. Cross School of Engineering
>> Walla Walla College
>> http://www.wwc.edu/~frohro/
>>
>>
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Rob Frohne, Ph.D., P.E.
E.F. Cross School of Engineering
Walla Walla College
http://www.wwc.edu/~frohro/


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