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Old 02-18-2009, 06:37 PM   #1
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Remove stubborn module--How to?

<This is my 3rd go-round with a Linux distro, and have not yet managed to get wireless working, this time using Fedora:>
I'm trying to follow a tutorial which tells me that--before installing/configuring a fresh wireless adapter--I need to remove 3 different modules associated with my [non-working] Intel 2200BG adapter. These modules are "ipw2200, ieee80211, & ieee80211_crypt". According to lsmod they are all loaded.
And I don't know how to unload/remove them.
Logged in as root, I've tried "rmmod ipw2200", "rmmod -f ipw2200", "modprobe -r ipw2200", and other command variations. No joy.
I'm noob to 99% of Linux operations--which hopefully helps to explain my ignorant approach to this situation...any help is appreciated.
Old 02-18-2009, 07:03 PM   #2
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As root, run
rmmod name_of_module
for each of the three modules.
If you are going to reboot, you may need to blacklist them so they do not come up again (without blacklisting, they would simply be reloaded).
Old 02-19-2009, 03:29 AM   #3
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Hello, jay73::
Thanks for taking the time to reply. I had in fact tried what you suggested, but only for one module at a time. I'll try it for all three, and see what happens. Have fun!


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