Re: NM not detecting device when kernel module unloaded

Daniel Qarras wrote:

it seems that when starting NM while the kernel module for a network
device has been unloaded, the device is not initialized/detected by NM,
otherwise it works all ok. Ie, rmmod ipw2200 && ./NetworkManager fails
to detect my wireless interface but modprobe ipw2200 &&
./NetworkManager sees the wireless device. Is this a bug or a feature?

Why would it be a bug? It's expected that boot scripts should modprobe hardware that's present, if you deliberately unload the module then NM does not load it itself because that is the job of other sub-systems.

The only reason you might unload a module is if you have USB attached wireless, if it's built in and not easily removable then the module should always be loaded.



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