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0004748Kali Linux[All Projects] General Bugpublic2019-02-20 11:35
ReporterusamaAssigned To 
Status closedResolutionwon't fix 
Product Version2018.2 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0004748: bug in kernal 4.15.11 and 4.15.17 - ath9k wifi driver
DescriptionIn kernal version 4.15.11 and 4.15.17 I saw a bug in kernal affectiing my internal wifi card which is atheors ar9565 that is using ath9k driver.After that bug I can't use simple commands in termianl like iwconfig,ifconfig etc and even can't restart network-manager.Every command just gets stuck.
I'm attaching pics of dmesg log.

Steps To ReproduceI reproduce this when I'm creating a rogue AP using fluxion.This bug doesn't occur in kernal 4.14 though.



2018-05-05 03:25


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2018-06-08 05:45

reporter   ~0009222

Same in 4.16.12 kernal (the latest one)


2018-06-08 07:00

administrator   ~0009223

Thanks for the report but we are not kernel developers. You should probably try to report this to the upstream developers.

They can be reached at QCA ath9k Development <> and the associated mailing list is

You can have a look at the existing bugs:


2019-02-20 11:35

administrator   ~0010329

Due to the age of the OS (Kali Moto [v1], Kali Safi [v2], Kali Rolling <= 2018.2), these legacy versions are no longer supported.
We will be closing this ticket due to inactivity.

Please could you see if you are able to replicate this issue with the latest version of Kali Linux -

If you are still facing the same problem, feel free to re-open the ticket. If you choose to do this, could you provide more information to the issue you are facing, and also give information about your setup?
For more information, please read:

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2018-05-05 03:25 usama New Issue
2018-05-05 03:25 usama File Added: first.png
2018-05-05 03:26 usama File Added: second.png
2018-05-31 11:04 g0tmi1k Summary bug in kernal....... => bug in kernal 4.15.11 and 4.15.17 - ath9k wifi driver
2018-06-08 05:45 usama Note Added: 0009222
2018-06-08 07:00 rhertzog Note Added: 0009223
2018-06-08 15:34 g0tmi1k Priority high => normal
2018-06-08 16:01 g0tmi1k Severity crash => minor
2019-02-20 11:35 g0tmi1k Status new => closed
2019-02-20 11:35 g0tmi1k Resolution open => won't fix
2019-02-20 11:35 g0tmi1k Note Added: 0010329