Bug 186664 - system-config-network doesn't check /etc/modprobe.d for available hardware
Summary: system-config-network doesn't check /etc/modprobe.d for available hardware
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 187640
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: system-config-network
Version: 5
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Harald Hoyer
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2006-03-25 05:48 UTC by Daniel Lipsitt
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2006-05-19 09:53:29 UTC

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Description Daniel Lipsitt 2006-03-25 05:48:25 UTC
Description of problem:

system-config-network should scan the files in /etc/modprobe.d for available
interfaces. The ndiswrapper package, for example, creates /etc/modprobe.d
containg "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper".

Steps to Reproduce:
1. new
2. wireless connection
3. forward

Only choice is "Other Wireless Card"


4. sudo cat /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper >> /etc/modprobe.conf

and "ndiswrapper(wlan0)" becomes available in the Select Wireless Device dialog.

Comment 1 Gianluca Sforna 2006-03-26 19:27:04 UTC
Please note this is also affecting other packages which started using the
modprobe.d directory for storing their data.

For example, madwifi from livna just were added a file for correct
initialization which is dropped there.

Comment 2 Gianluca Sforna 2006-03-26 20:11:55 UTC
Bug 186597 seems related (if not a duplicate) to this one

Comment 3 Harald Hoyer 2006-05-19 09:53:29 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 187640 ***

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