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Old 09-12-2005, 06:32 PM   #1
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wlan0: device not found

I have a gateway 200arc with a BCM4306 integrated wireless card.

I just re-installed Gentoo, set up wlan0 just fine with ndiswrapper.

I pressed the button on my laptop that turns off the wireless card... then I restarted. When the computer came back on, and netmount tried to start, I got the message "wlan0: device not found" during dhcp. Okay, that's not much of a surprise. I pressed the button to turn the wireless back on... restarted... and I got the same error. And it keeps on happening...

lspci detects my wireless card, but dhcpcd, iwconfig, and ifconfig do not.

Any advice?
Old 09-13-2005, 04:48 PM   #2
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Is the kernel module (driver) isn't being loaded? Check with lsmod. You might have to load it manually with modprobe. If it's a case of a module not being loaded, you can have it done automatically at boot by adding a line to /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.?. As an alternative, you can install the hotplug and coldplug packages.


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