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Old 02-01-2013, 12:35 PM   #1
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I have to remove and reinstall wifi driver module all the time to make it work


I have a Gateway laptop with Debian Squeeze installed on it. It has a WIMAX 6250 wireless controller. I managed to install the right driver and made it work and all but every time when I startup my laptop I have to remove and reinstall the iwlagn module to make WICD scan for and find wireless networks. This is VERY annoying, especially when I'm short on time.

Here's the output of lsmod and lspci:

lspci

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lspci0:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Core Processor Integrated Gra$
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset H$
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanc$
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definiti$
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Roo$
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset PCI Express Roo$
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset USB2 Enhanc$
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev a5)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 5 Series Chipset LPC Interface Contro$
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset 4 port SAT$
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset SMBus Controller (re$
00:1f.6 Signal processing controller: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chips$
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM57780 Gigabit Etherne$
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 (re$
ff:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Gener$
ff:00.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QuickPath Architecture Syste$
ff:02.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Link 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.1 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor QPI Physical 0 (rev 02)
ff:02.2 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
ff:02.3 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Core Processor Reserved (rev 02)
lsmod

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Module Size Used by
iwlagn 73139 0
sco 7225 2
bridge 39646 0
stp 1440 1 bridge
bnep 9427 2
rfcomm 29629 0
l2cap 24752 6 bnep,rfcomm
crc16 1319 1 l2cap
bluetooth 41827 6 sco,bnep,rfcomm,l2cap
acpi_cpufreq 5571 1
parport_pc 18855 0
ppdev 5030 0
cpufreq_conservative 5162 0
cpufreq_userspace 1992 0
cpufreq_stats 2740 0
cpufreq_powersave 902 0
lp 7462 0
parport 27954 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
binfmt_misc 6431 1
uinput 6376 1
fuse 50924 1
loop 11799 0
snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi 10695 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 235714 1
snd_hda_intel 20035 1
snd_hda_codec 54292 3 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5380 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss 32591 0
snd_mixer_oss 12606 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 60487 3 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_pcm_oss
arc4 1274 2
snd_seq_midi 4400 0
ecb 1841 2
snd_rawmidi 15515 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 4628 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 42881 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
i915 257366 2
drm_kms_helper 20369 1 i915
snd_timer 15598 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
drm 143072 3 i915,drm_kms_helper
snd_seq_device 4493 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
iwlcore 77842 1 iwlagn
i2c_algo_bit 4209 1 i915
uvcvideo 52127 0
videodev 30089 1 uvcvideo
v4l1_compat 11442 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 8474 1 videodev
snd 46526 14 snd_hda_codec_intelhdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm_oss,snd_ mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
mac80211 137372 2 iwlagn,iwlcore
led_class 2433 1 iwlcore
soundcore 4598 1 snd
joydev 8459 0
i2c_i801 7830 0
i2c_core 15819 6 i915,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,videodev,i2c_i801
pcspkr 1699 0
evdev 7352 24
video 17445 1 i915
snd_page_alloc 6249 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
output 1692 1 video
cfg80211 101496 3 iwlagn,iwlcore,mac80211
battery 4998 0
ac 2192 0
rfkill 13044 3 bluetooth,cfg80211
processor 29935 5 acpi_cpufreq
button 4650 1 i915
wmi 4323 0
psmouse 49985 0
serio_raw 3752 0
ext2 52905 2
mbcache 5050 1 ext2
sg 24069 0
sr_mod 12602 0
usb_storage 40217 0
cdrom 29351 1 sr_mod
sd_mod 29937 4
crc_t10dif 1276 1 sd_mod
broadcom 6200 0
ehci_hcd 32097 0
ahci 32934 3
tg3 104334 0
libata 133776 1 ahci
libphy 14054 2 broadcom,tg3
scsi_mod 126725 5 sg,sr_mod,usb_storage,sd_mod,libata
thermal 11674 0
usbcore 123271 4 uvcvideo,usb_storage,ehci_hcd
nls_base 6377 1 usbcore
thermal_sys 11942 3 video,processor,thermal
Any suggestions?

Last edited by linuxlicious; 02-01-2013 at 12:42 PM.
 
Old 02-01-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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Looks like it might be an issue with the wifi card not properly loading the module when it initializes. In the Linux world a module should be loaded automatically based upon the settings in /etc/modprobe.conf.

If you are having issues with the module loading correctly read over the below link and create an /etc/rc.modules file to force the module to load whenever your system boots.

http://www.centos.org/docs/5/html/De...ersistant.html

Instead of completely removing the driver and reinstalling try doing a

Code:
modprobe -r modulename
modprobe modulename
That should reload the kernel module.

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