Bug 249935 - cannot prevent wireless connection from starting at boot
cannot prevent wireless connection from starting at boot
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireless-tools (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Christopher Aillon
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-28 03:19 EDT by NILMONI DEB
Modified: 2008-06-16 21:59 EDT (History)
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Description NILMONI DEB 2007-07-28 03:19:54 EDT
Description of problem:
As described in bug 249932, my wireless connection does not work as expected. 
During boot, it tries to acquire IP address from the AP and fails for obvious 
reasons (see bug 249932). However, it takes at least 30-40 seconds before 
reporting a failure. In order to prevent the starting of the wireless 
connection during boot, I actually commented out the line 
in /etc/modprobe.conf ->

#alias wlan0 iwl3945

to ensure that the kernel driver is not loaded at boot. Inspite of that, the 
bootup scripts continue to load the iwl3945 kernel module (as verified 
by "lsmod") and attempt to start the wireless connection!

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. simply boot
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Expected results:

If /etc/modprobe.conf does not have an entry for the wireless driver module, 
then that driver module should not be loaded into the kernel and therefore, no 
attempt should be made to start the wireless connection.
Comment 1 NILMONI DEB 2007-07-31 13:56:06 EDT
As a temporary workaround, I changed the ONBOOT field to "no" 
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 and that now avoids this whole 
problem. But the main problem still remains since the wireless driver is 
loaded even if its disabled in /etc/modprobe.conf.
Comment 2 NILMONI DEB 2007-07-31 13:57:51 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> But the main problem still remains since the wireless driver is 
> loaded even if its disabled in /etc/modprobe.conf.

What I meant was that if I change back ONBOOT to "yes" 
in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0, then the wireless driver is 
loaded even if its disabled in /etc/modprobe.conf.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-05-14 09:43:00 EDT
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Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-06-16 21:59:36 EDT
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