Re: modprobe.conf is ignored

Joachim Selke wrote:

I own a notebook that has an Intel 3945ABG wireless network adapter. For
this I use the ipw3945 kernel module from ATrpms. To operate properly,
after loading the kernel module a daemon (ipw3945d) has to be started.
According to the documentation this is done by adding the following
lines to /etc/modprobe.conf:

install ipw3945 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw3945; \
sleep 0.5; /usr/local/sbin/ipw3945d --timeout=-1 --quiet

This works fine when I load the module manually via "modprobe ipw3945".

At boot time the module gets loaded but the daemon does not get started.
I also tested the following line in /etc/modprobe.conf (instead of the
other one):

install ipw3945 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw3945; \
touch /test

Chances are it is a matter of the environment during boot processing versus under your root logon.
It is probably failing to execute the sleep and never getting to the daemon.

Use fully qualified paths for executables:

install ipw3945 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw3945; \
/bin/sleep 0.5; /usr/local/sbin/ipw3945d --timeout=-1 --quiet

install ipw3945 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install ipw3945; \

/bin/touch /test


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