Bug 845740 - kernel-3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64 iwlwifi module does not load because modprobe cannot find the module. Fix is to call insmod with the module path.
kernel-3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64 iwlwifi module does not load because modprobe cann...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Reported: 2012-08-04 07:06 EDT by luavi1
Modified: 2012-08-04 07:27 EDT (History)
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Description luavi1 2012-08-04 07:06:50 EDT
Description of problem:
modprobe fails to find a nework module with the new 3.5 kernel:
# modprobe iwlwifi
# ERROR: could not insert 'iwlwifi': No such file or directory

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How reproducible:
1) yum update -y;reboot
2) iwlwifi does not load

Actual results:
module does not load.

Expected results:
module loads.

Additional info:
Can be fixed by pointing at the module:

# insmod /usr/lib/modules/3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko 

# lsmod|grep wi
iwlwifi               332312  0 
mac80211              521833  1 iwlwifi
cfg80211              192150  2 iwlwifi,mac80211
Comment 1 luavi1 2012-08-04 07:27:25 EDT
The issue was in a deprecated parameter:
# insmod /lib/modules/3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko power_level=5 led_mode=1 power_save=1 no_sleep_autoadjust=0
Error: could not insert module /lib/modules/3.5.0-2.fc17.x86_64/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwlwifi/iwlwifi.ko: Unknown symbol in module

The offending part was no_sleep_autoadjust=0; after removal everything works.

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