wicd doesn't work

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Wed Apr 1 16:31:54 UTC 2009

On 04/01/2009 08:32 AM, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> On Wed, 1 Apr 2009, Shannon McMackin wrote:
>> Thanks for reminding Karl that in most cases you must blacklist the
>> ath5k driver which Ubuntu tries to use by default and install the
>> madwifi driver.  That is if the backports module for your kernel doesn't
>> fix your issues.
> I can't remember ever running across the concept of blacklisting 
> drivers. Could someone elaborate on the mechanics?
> Thanks.



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Basically, when you do not want a driver to load on boot, you can
'blacklist' the driver via /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.

$ cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

will show you what it blacklisted.

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