Originally Posted by kunalshah
I am using Fedora 9 -GNOME on Acer Extensa 4420. It has broadcom wireless and I have downloaded and compiled the module. According to documentation at broadcom site (not able to post url here) I have successfully compiled the modules in /home/me/hybrid_wl. it gave me loadable module /home/me/hybrid_wl/wl.ko.
Now according to document if I do manually following two commands in sequance, I am able to connect to wireless network and works perfectly fine.
$sudo modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip
$sudo insmod /home/me/hybrid_wl/wl.ko
So I am almost there. Only caveat here is that I have to run these two commands manually every time I boot into fedora 9. I want to know if this can be automated. I want to know if modules can be loaded automatically with modprobe and insmod while Fedora 9 boots.
You can try editing /etc/modprobe.conf....or make a script... something like this...
root@host# vi /usr/local/bin/startwireless
Then make it executable
root@host# chmod +x /usr/local/bin/startwireless
Now edit the /etc/rc.local file and add your script...
root@host# vi /etc/rc.local