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Old 11-05-2003, 01:01 PM   #1
josejcs
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Question wireless module before pcmcia module


I have a DLINK 650+ wireless card working on my hp compaq nx9100, using mandrake 9.1
My problem is that wireless module loads before pcmcia module at the boot up, so my wireless card firstly doesn't work, then i have to unplug it and plug it again to get it work.
My question is, how can I change the order the modules are loaded to get pcmcia work before my wireless card does?

thank you and excuse my poor English
 
Old 11-08-2003, 09:13 PM   #2
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First, open your /etc/modules.conf file and remove or comment out any lines like this:
"alias devname acx100_pci", where "devname" could be wlan0, eth0, or eth1. then make sure the acx100_pci.o module is in or under /lib/modules/<kernel version>/, then run depmod -a. after that the hotplug system will load the module, either at boot or at card insertion after boot.
 
Old 11-09-2003, 07:16 AM   #3
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Is there a decent site that describes installation of the acx100 module? I have a D-link 650+ and I can't get it to work. Any help much appreciated.

Jon
 
Old 11-09-2003, 09:01 AM   #4
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Thank you very much akaBeaVis.

Jon I got my d-link working and i'm a newbie, sure yo also can do it. I use Mandrake 9.1 and every package which you need to get this car working it's included in the distro except the specific module for this card.
 
  


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