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Old 02-17-2009, 09:26 AM   #1
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rc.modules support

Check this out. I have a Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connnection---a wireless card---- and I checked out rc.modules in KWrite. I was going to uncomment the line that matched my NIC card, but it wasn't in there. I also did this:

root@blahblah:~# /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1 wlan0_start
/etc/rc.d/rc.inet1: wlan0 information: 'Any ESSID'
Error for wireless request "Set Nickname" (8B1C) :
SET failed on device wlan0 ; Operation not supported.

is there a line of code that I can just add into my rc.modules?
Also I need a line of code for my Realtek High Definition Audio.

All it is is /sbin/modprobe something,something

If there are any suggestions that would be great.
anything would help.
Old 02-17-2009, 10:08 AM   #2
Didier Spaier
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1) You should indicate in your LQ profile or inside your post what are your distribution and version. For now I suppose it is Slackware 12.2. Please confirm that.
2) There is nothing you need to uncomment in rc.modules. Your card should be recognized and the module and firmware loaded at start up, provided you did a full install of Slackware 12.2, including the iwlwifi-3945-ucode package which installs the firmware for your card.
3) You can check if the module iwl3945 is loaded with 'lsmod|grep3945'. otherwise 'dmesg|less' to see why it is not.
4) You card should show in 'ifconfig -a' output as well as in 'iwconfig' output
5) You should edit /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf to include your network parameters and make sure both /etc/rc.d/rc.inet and/etc/rc.d/rc.wireless are executable.
6) Read Configuring your network in Slackware from Alien Bob for more information.

Last edited by Didier Spaier; 02-17-2009 at 10:12 AM.
Old 02-17-2009, 10:12 AM   #3
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Thanks for the info,
It was very helpful


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