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#1 2015-01-27 02:58:37

joji
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Registered: 2013-06-05
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wireless

My old netbook requires "brcmsmac" for wireless.
After booting each time I have to load :

sudo modprobe brcmsmac

Any way this module is loaded auomatically when booting? The info I found on internet does'nt help me.

Thank you for attention.

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#2 2015-01-27 04:24:10

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Re: wireless

Did you look at Automatic Module Handling in the Arch Wiki? You'll make a config file for /etc/modules-load.d to be loaded during the boot process.


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#3 2015-01-27 05:22:38

joji
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Re: wireless

ArchVortex wrote:

Did you look at Automatic Module Handling in the Arch Wiki?

Thank you for prompt reply.

Yes, that was exactly what I did : a file "/etc/modules-load.d/broadcom.conf" with as content "brcmsmac". To no avail.

Any hint?

Thank you.

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#4 2015-01-27 07:04:06

ArchVortex
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Re: wireless

Hmmm, that's not good. I have the same problem with Crux 2.7 and iwlwifi-3945 on my old Compaq laptop. When I build the kernel it only allows me to add iwlwifi-3945 as a module and I have to modprobe like you do.

Is it blacklisted?  I can't check now to see if it is normally blacklisted because I'm using my laptop with Funtoo installed. Other than that it might just be that you're stuck modprobing unless someone has a script to add it during the boot ( like a cron job but boot based and not time based). Wish it was as simple as adding it to the openbox autostart. smile


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#5 2015-01-27 09:42:52

oliver
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Re: wireless

It's probably blacklisted somewhere in /usr/lib/modprobe.d/ (or /etc/modprobe.d but IIRC it's the former)

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#6 2015-01-27 10:34:48

Mr Green
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Re: wireless


Comments, suggestions please feel free to contact me mrgreen(at)archbang(dot)org

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#7 2015-01-27 11:59:41

joji
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Re: wireless

Gentleman,

Wish to thank all of you for kind reaction.

ArchVortex wrote:

Wish it was as simple as adding it to the openbox autostart,

Very true!

Mr Green wrote:

Only a quick search https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/br … 2Fbrcmfmac

Did so. The only thing I learned was to "make sure the bcma module is not blacklisted." What I did.

oliver wrote:

It's probably blacklisted somewhere in /usr/lib/modprobe.d/

Very right! There was a file '/usr/lib/modprobe.d/broadcom-wl.conf' in which "brcmsmac" was blacklisted. So problem solved. Thank you very much.

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