[xubuntu-users] How to load wifi card module ? and LED fluttering

Brett Murch brettmurch at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 19:43:04 BST 2009


Hey Lee,

You can try adding it to /etc/modules. You will need to put in rtl8187
and save it. Try that and see how you go.




On Tue, 2009-10-20 at 04:52 -0400, Lee Gold wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Using Xubuntu 9.10, 2.6.31-14, wicd net manager. There is now support for my rtl8187 wireless USB. It performs great! But one observation is that the LED on the unit is blinking wildly. It  blinks/flutters when there is *no* network activity - so it's as if it should be solid (to show it's on but w/no activity) but instead there's a very rapid fluttering/blinking of the LED. When I used ndiswrappers in 9.10 previously this did not happen, as soon as I used the new linux driver it does it. I'm covering the LED with tape as it is driving me crazy. I understand many people noted blinking indicating activity on some NICs but this is constant fluttering w/no activity as I describe above.
> 
> The new driver gives me better signal strength than any other driver - very cool.
> 
> Newbie Question: 
> 
> $ sudo modprobe rtl8187 
> 
> I have to do this command at every reboot. How do I load the module automatically at every boot?
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> Lee G.
> 
> 
> 
> 
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