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Old 02-10-2013, 05:18 AM   #1
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How to stop a driver in kernel from bringing up wireless adapter?


The driver for my wireless adapter is included with the linux kernel, and when booting my notebook, brings up the adapter.

I dont want this behaviour.

I want to be able to modprobe the driver as and when I need it on the desktop, but at all other times, have the adapter disabled.

Is there a way to stop the driver being loaded by the kernel at boot time?
Old 02-10-2013, 05:56 AM   #2
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breakbeat, if you're using a distro like Debian which has a /etc/modprobe.d directory, you can add a file there (say wireless-blacklist.conf), or add to an existing file where it will make sense (default Debian includes alsa and fbdev blacklists for which neither make sense to put a wifi module). Whatever the file, add the following line:

blacklist modulename
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Thanks goumba


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