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Old 12-01-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
geomatt
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installed new kernel module -- now wireless driver fails to load properly


Hi all,
I'm running Slackware 12 with a custom 2.6.23 kernel. The other day I added a single kernel module (for UDF file system support) and installed it by running "make modules" and "make modules_install" in the kernel source directory. That worked fine, giving me the filesystem support I needed, but it seemed to mess up another driver. That is, when I shut down the machine and then restart it my wireless card fails to start up properly. It is a built in ipw3945 mini-pci card that uses a non-kernel driver. When it didn't run on the first reboot, I figured that I had to just reinstall that driver, so I did that. But now the driver only loads properly if I unload the module using "modprobe -r ipw3945" and then reload it with "modprobe ipw3945". lsmod lists the module, but the wireless LED remains off and the card does not function until I manually unload and then reload the driver. Should I have done something differently? Any suggestions on what I can do to fix this issue would be appreciated.

Thanks!
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:54 PM   #2
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Did you reinstall that driver manually or maybe it added some extra configuration to the already existing files? E.g. you had one modprobe line, removed the driver and extra modprobe line was added after reinstallation.

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Old 12-01-2007, 06:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the response. I reinstalled it the way I had originally installed it -- via one of alienbob's slackbuild scripts. Where should I be looking for extra modprobe lines?

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Old 12-05-2007, 04:52 PM   #4
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