[kismac] Re: Another 004d user with freezes

  • From: Rob Frohne <frohro@xxxxxxx>
  • To: kismac@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 17:34:39 -0700

Hi Mick,

I just spent a couple of hours trying to isolate the problem.  The 
first thing I did after finding out that the second Wallstreet would 
work while the first one froze was to reproduce that behavior booting 
from the same expansion bay hard drive.  With that, it appeared that 
something with the hardware must be different.  I swapped the processor 
cards since one had a Sonnet G4 upgrade and the other was a 233 MHz 
original.  After that both powerbooks froze upon loading the driver, so 
I swapped them back and now with both powerbooks as they were 
originally, they both freeze instead of only one freezing.  So I'm a 
bit puzzled....

The time when it freezes, is after you type in your password and the 
barber pole comes up.  The barber pole blinks gray, then back to blue, 
and just before it seems the barber pole window would disappear 
normally, it freezes.  Perhaps we could have the MacJack driver print 
to the system log things as it goes along, so we could figure out when 
exactly it is freezing.

Thanks

Rob
On Monday, May 5, 2003, at 02:58  PM, Rob Frohne wrote:

>
> 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?
>>
>> 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?
>>
>>>  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.
>>
>> mh. i ll see what i can do, i guess i need a to make myself a to-do
>> list....
>>
>>> 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.
>>
>> 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.....
>>
>> mick
>>
>>
>>>> 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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Rob Frohne, Ph.D., P.E.
E.F. Cross School of Engineering
Walla Walla College
http://www.wwc.edu/~frohro/


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