Remove / Enable WiFi driver module every boot time

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Remove / Enable WiFi driver module every boot time

Post by LMSimon » Tue Jul 17, 2018 2:42 am

Only way I can get the WiFi card to switch on is to remove and re-enable the b43 driver after each and every boot:

sudo modprobe -r b43

followed by

sudo modprobe b43

I'd prefer to know what the problem behind this behaviour is and what'll fix it, but I'll settle for implementing the remove / re-enable automatically at boot time as a work-around.

Having to remove a module because it doesn't work and re-enabling self-same module says to me there's something wrong with ordering of its implementation at boot time.

Any and all ideas welcomed.

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System: Host: dell-Inspiron-6000 Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic i686 bits: 32 gcc: 7.3.0
	Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.31) Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: portable System: Dell product: Inspiron 6000 serial: N/A
	Mobo: Dell model: 0W9260 serial: N/A BIOS: Dell v: A09 date: 09/28/2005
Battery BAT0: charge: 73.3 Wh 112.5% condition: 65.1/73.3 Wh (89%) model: Sanyo DELL 00 status: Full
CPU: Single core Intel Celeron M (-UP-) arch: Dothan rev.8 cache: 1024 KB
	flags: (nx pae sse sse2) bmips: 2793 speed: 1396 MHz (max)
Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
	Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 ) drivers: intel (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa)
	Resolution: 1280x800@60.00hz
	OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 version: 1.4 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Render: Yes
Audio: Card Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
	driver: snd_intel8x0 ports: ed00 ec40 bus-ID: 00:1e.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-24-generic
Network: Card-1: Broadcom Limited BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX driver: b44 v: 2.0 bus-ID: 03:00.0
	IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
	Card-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
	driver: b43-pci-bridge bus-ID: 03:03.0
	IF: N/A state: N/A mac: N/A
Drives: HDD Total Size: 160.0GB (9.2% used)
	ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1600BEVE size: 160.0GB
	Partition: ID-1: / size: 146G used: 14G (10%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
	RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: N/A
	Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 142 Uptime: 10 min Memory: 555.2/2004.2MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 7.3.0
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Re: Remove / Enable WiFi driver module every boot time

Post by karlchen » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:13 am

Removed the "[Solved]" from the title, because disabling and re-enabling the wifi card after each reboot is a workaround, not a solution.
Yet, as long as the thread is marked as "[solved]", other readers may not notice so.
(OK, thread bumped to top again. :wink: )
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