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milen
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No Wireless Connection After Reboot

Postby milen » Thu Aug 06, 2009 12:55 pm

Hello, all !

I recently installed the beautiful Linux Mint 7 and was really astonished to see that it grew so much in so small period of time. You guys had made the perfect OS in my personal opinion!!!!

I used Mint 5 and was so pleased to see that in Mint 7 there is a driver for the Broadcom Wireless cards. I had to use ndiswrapper with Mint 5 but with Mint 7 the Broadcom STA Driver, included in Hardware Drivers section, just worked when I installed it.

The problem I have appears on the next boot. The wireless does not work. When I go to the Hardware Drivers section I could see that the driver is installed and activated BUT it says that it is NOT in use. So I deactivate and activate it again and the wireless is back! I suppose that it is question of blacklisting something and/or adding a module to be booted but I can not figure out what exactly I have to do. I have bcm43xx blacklisted but it does not solve the problem. May be I have to blacklist the default wireless driver to let the Broadcom STA Driver to load correctly.

Thank you for the help,
Milen
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milen
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SOLVED | No Wireless Connection After Reboot

Postby milen » Sun Aug 09, 2009 1:42 am

Hello,

Problem solved by blacklisting bcm43xx, b43, b43legacy, ssb, and adding module wl to /etc/modules.

Greetings,
Milen
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Re: No Wireless Connection After Reboot

Postby Husse » Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:36 am

This is and oddity that some people experience
It should be easily fixed with some editing

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gksu gedit /etc/rc.local

(for KDE kdesudo kate)
Just before exit 0 add

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modprobe -r wl
modprobe wl

The STA driver is called wl as a module - confusing....
This will unload and load wl late in the boot process
Edit
I did not see that you had solved it - and your solution is better :)
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Re: No Wireless Connection After Reboot

Postby milen » Sun Aug 16, 2009 1:33 pm

Thank you for your post!

It's good to have different ways to solve a problem. Your solution helped me learn more.

Thank you,
Milen
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