k5di at zianet.com
Fri Jul 6 11:57:10 UTC 2007
Timothy Murphy wrote:
> aKarl Larsen wrote:
>> It has been awhile since I cared what the kernel has in it. But as I
>> thought "lsmod" will list everything in the kernel and it still does. I
>> did a lsmod and found the modules for WiFi were not in the kernel. The
>> kernel I am using on the laptop is supposed to have all the WiFi modules.
> lsmod lists the modules that are loaded.
> In the case of distribution kernels
> this is a tiny proportion of the modules in (or with) the kernel.
>> So I did a modprobe ipw2100 and it seemed to work. I looked with
>> lsmod and sure enough the it and ieee81102 was also in the kernel. It
>> didn't start WiFi working yet. I looked at /var/log/messages and it
>> showed both modules loading properly but for some reason NetworkManager
>> was not interested in finding WiFi. I need to do something else.
> This is a minority opinion,
> but I am not a great fan of NM (NetworkManager).
I am becoming less of a NM fan. I had it running on this computer
and from /var/log/messages I learned it turned off eth0. What I saw was
the Internet stopped working :-(
> If WiFi is working then NM isn't really necessary;
> and if it is not working then NM just adds another layer of confusion
> to an already confused situation.
It is sure not a clear system. And I will try doing this without NM.
> Personally, I would stop NM, look at the entries
> in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-*
> and make sure they are reasonable,
> and then say "service network restart".
I will try that. The kernel 3232 has a lot of different modules and I
expect I need to find the right one for my WiFi hardware.
>> Be aware that if you modprobe a module into the kernel it goes away
>> with a reboot.
> You can probably make an entry in modprobe.conf to make sure it is loaded.
Maybe after I figure out which module works.
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