Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97196
RFE: parse /etc/modprobe.d/*
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
I have Compaq Multiport W200 radiocard. The driver was downloaded from
http://ranty.ddts.net/~ranty/orinoco/ The driver installed without any
problems. Now if I run ifconfig, I have the devices lo, eth0 and wlan0.
iwconfig recognizes wlan0 as a wireless lan. Neat does not recognize this
wireless lan. (Bug ?)
I created manually an ifcfg-wlan0, and I could start up the wireless lan with
"ifup wlan0". If I create network profiles involving wlan0 manually, network
profiles work as it should. But if I start up neat and choose to edit the wlan0
device, wlan0 is replaced by ethX and ifup doesn't work anynore.
[If I try to configure the wireless lan with neat, then choosing other network
card -> card that loads the driver (lucent/orinico), I get the message that the
device isn't present when I try to activate. If I rename ifcfg-eth1 to
ifcfg-wlan0 and replacing eth1 with wlan0, then "ifup wlan0" works. "ifup et1"
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure wlan0 device manually, since neat doesn't recognize wlan0
2. Edit device with neat.
Actual Results: The files ifcfg-wlan0 are renamed to ifcfg-ethX. The files are
edited and the DEVICE=wlan0 is replaced with DEVICE=eth1
Expected Results: Neat should recognize wlanX devices and treat the similar to
ppp0 , eth0 devices
I have the same problem with some different environment items. I have a
ThinkPad with a built-in Prism-based wireless card. I use the "hostap" driver,
which also provides a wlan0 device. It is neat's naming convention of "ethx"
that causes the problem. It is not prepared to create wlan0 devices. I can
make the system work without neat. If I edit the config with neat, it changes
the device name and renames the ifcfg file to ethx. Then I can't run "ifup
It's still not fixed in FC-2 - I cannot config wlan* devices with
I have quite a bit of experience with configuring wlanx devices with
system-config-network. Please post a copy of the ifcfg-wlan0 file
you started with.
We use ndiswrapper with the Broadcom wireless cards and
system-config-network will change the config in ifcfg-wlan0 in that
Visit www.zd7000forums.com and look under Linux. There is a wireless
HOWTO there that works well.
This is with FC5.
I'm also using ndiswrapper and it works. But only
if I put "alias wlan0 ndiswrapper" in /etc/modprobe.conf
instead of /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper (where the
ndiswrapper prog puts it)
So aparently the module scanning of neat is broken.