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Old 05-22-2008, 12:34 PM   #1
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Question Broadcom card and init commands


After trying about a dozen links and suggestions on how to get my Broadcom bcm94311 card working (it wasn't listed in the restricted drivers either) I had ndiswrapper installed but still no luck. Then I found a tip to run the following commands:

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sudo rmmod ohci_hcd
sudo rmmod ssb
sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo modprobe ohci_hcd
After running the above I had the following results:

Quote:
robb@MOM4313:~$ sudo rmmod ssb
sudo: unable to resolve host MOM4313
[sudo] password for robb:
robb@MOM4313:~$ sudo rmmod ndiswrapper
sudo: unable to resolve host MOM4313
robb@MOM4313:~$ sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
sudo: unable to resolve host MOM4313
robb@MOM4313:~$ sudo modprobe uhci_hcd
sudo: unable to resolve host MOM4313
robb@MOM4313:~$
And I had wireless working. Running these commands is a pain since it is extremely slow with no network connetion.
My question is where would be the best place to put them so that they will run when I boot. I looked at rc.local but I'm not sure I understand the scripts that are there.
thanks
 
Old 05-22-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
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/etc/modprobe is the file that loads modules on boot; I guess it could also remove them. But, if you modify that file, you may loose your modifications the next time /etc/modprobe is updated.

So, creat file /etc/modprobe.local if it doesn't exist, and put your commands in there.
 
Old 05-22-2008, 02:22 PM   #3
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Broadcom card and init commands

bigrigdriver: I put the needed commands into a file /etc/modprobe.local and rebooted but with no luck. I deleted the file and ran each command individually (which takes approx. 30 seconds for each one to complete) to get back to working wireless.
 
  


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