NetworkManager and wifi -- what voodoo is it doing?

Matthew Miller mattdm at
Thu Jun 14 12:06:32 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 08:11:34AM -0400, John W. Linville wrote:
> > Clearly, NetworkManager is doing some vital configuration of the interface
> > at startup. But what?
> the proper module loaded?  (Sorry, have to ask...)

Good question. The only difference in lsmod right after booting (interface
still down) is that hostap_pci is listed with "2" in the used-by column if
NetworkManager is started.

> Do all scan attempts fail?  Or only the first?  If you have iwl3945
> hardware, sometimes it seems to take a long time to scan.

Yeah, all of them. It's orinoco_pci.

> You probably should open a bugzilla...

I want to rule out "I'm missing something dumb" first. :)

Matthew Miller           mattdm at          <>
Boston University Linux      ------>              <>

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