Amazon Kindle 3 Causes Reboot



  • I am running the latest snapshot, but have seen this on many of the previous snapshots.  My Kindle 3 causes pfsense to reboot after connecting to the WiFi.  I am using the run driver for a USB dongle.  I am able to connect using other devices, such as my laptop, without issue.



  • I apologize for the second post, I hit "Post" too early.  I wanted to ask what is the best way to capture what is going on so that I can hopefully help resolve the issue.



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    install the developers kernal, that way pfsense will halt with the error messages on the screen instead of rebooting.


  • Rebel Alliance Developer Netgate

    It's probably a driver bug with run(4) and your chipset.

    You can install the developer kernel as XIII says by following the directions here:
    http://doc.pfsense.org/index.php/Switching_Kernels

    Make sure you have a console attached (video/keyboard or serial, serial is best for debugging) and when it panics, get a capture of the output. Then type "bt" at the debugger prompt to get a backtrace, and capture that output as well.



  • Thank you for the instructions, and I appreciate you following up on this.  For reference, I am running the following snapshot:

    2.0-BETA5 (i386)
    built on Thu Jan 6 02:48:15 EST 2011

    Picture of panic output attached.




  • Picture of bt output attached.



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