Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187640
Support aliases in /etc/modprobe.d/
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:44:30 EDT
Description of problem:
If a network alias is defined in a file in /etc/modprobe.d/filename, it is not
picked up by system-config-network and offered to be configured.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create file /etc/modprobe.d/madwifi containing "alias ath0 ath_pci"
2. Try running system-config-network to configure card - not accessible
3. Move alias to /etc/modprobe.conf
4. system-config-network now able to configure wireless adapter
This is the case when the madwifi package is initially installed from livna.org
which "correctly" creates a file /etc/modprobe.d/madwifi to support the modules.
The modules are loaded by the kernel and the card can be configured by hand,
but not through the system-config-network tool. Move the lines that were in
/etc/modprobe.d/madwifi into /etc/modprobe.conf and system-config-network now
can configure the card.
Concur with this bug post. Following work-around, ath0 works correctly.
However, NetworkManager seems not to be compatible with it. That should perhaps
be a separate bug report?
I experience this bug as well.
*** Bug 186664 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 186597 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Still relevant in FC6.
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