Where to add modprobe statement?

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Where to add modprobe statement?

Postby bajhn » Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:20 pm

Does anyone know where I can add a call to modprob in the network up/down scripts? I'm trying to bring up an installation of Mint 14 on a Dell laptop that originally came with factory-installed Ubuntu, and after lots of reading and trying things, I've got it to the point that if I run "modprobe b43" after booting, the wireless comes up. I figure that there has got to be some way to incorporate this into one of the boot scripts.

Thanks in advance for any advice!
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Re: Where to add modprobe statement?

Postby 67GTA » Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:16 pm

You would add b43 to /etc/modules. Run

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gksudo gedit /etc/modules

in a terminal.
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lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4


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from a terminal before you modify anything. There could be something else causing b43 not to load.
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