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Old 05-05-2013, 09:25 AM   #1
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linux mint modprobe wl -- insmod wl


I've installed the drivers for a broadcom wireless in a dell inspiron 1545. I'm able to get it functional by going to SU and typing in modprobe wl. A few seconds later the wireless finds my network and all is fine. My question is how can I get wl to start at boot? I tried insmod wl but get the error: insmod: can't read 'wl': No such file or directory


I looked for the package wl but that's a lot of emacks and other things. How can I find the wl or wl.ko to insmod? GREP wl returns nothing or everything.
 
Old 05-05-2013, 07:33 PM   #2
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Knowing your distro would be (much) more helpful than your kit. Module loading is some-what distro dependant.
Try "man modprobe.conf" - it may point you to something like modules-load.d
 
Old 05-05-2013, 07:39 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply, I am using Linux Mint 14 Cinnamon x64.

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Old 05-06-2013, 08:45 AM   #4
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Work around

I tried blacklisting other modules which might interfere


My workaround is to edit the script that starts the WICD Network manager:
This script can be found in /etc/rc0.d if you have installed the package.
Find K20wicd, Right click and open as root

look for VERBOSE=yes, after this I addeded the following lines:

#insert module wl
modprobe wl

save and reboot.

The module is inserted every time the WICD network manager is started.
 
  


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