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    WiFi Config will not stay after a restart

    I have a rather fresh install of lubunto 11.04 on an old HP Pavilion zv5000 and I had some trouble getting the WiFi to work, but with the use of this helpful bit of Ubuntu Documentation I was able to get my WiFi to work. I have a bcm4306 card if you were wondering (the instructions for this card start at about 1/3 the way down that page). But every time I restart my computer I have to re-enter the last two lines of code into the terminal. The code I have to enter is this

    ~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb
    ~$ sudo modprobe b43


    And then my WiFi works. Is there any way for the WiFi to keep its configuration so I don't have to do this every time?


    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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    Re: WiFi Config will not stay after a restart

    have you tried adding b43 to the list of startup modules in /etc/modules ?

    might try that if you have not already. just open a terminal, and type or copy/paste the following command:

    Code:
    echo "b43" | sudo tee -a "/etc/modules"
    then restart the computer. hope that helps.
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    Re: WiFi Config will not stay after a restart

    try putting those commands in /etc/rc.local


    gksudo leafpad /etc/rc.local

    Code:
    #!/bin/sh -e
    #
    # rc.local
    #
    # This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
    # Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
    # value on error.
    #
    # In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
    # bits.
    #
    # By default this script does nothing.
    
    modprobe -r b43 ssb &
    modprobe b43 &
    
    exit 0
    the "&" is so if there is a problem it will continue to boot, not just stop.

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    Re: WiFi Config will not stay after a restart

    Fooman's suggestion worked. I also tried kerry_s's suggestion, but I have tried to enter it in the text editor and have added the lines of code you suggested, but I cannot seem to save the changes made. Is there some other way I have to do this for future reference?

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    Re: WiFi Config will not stay after a restart

    Quote Originally Posted by deadstump View Post
    Fooman's suggestion worked. I also tried kerry_s's suggestion, but I have tried to enter it in the text editor and have added the lines of code you suggested, but I cannot seem to save the changes made. Is there some other way I have to do this for future reference?
    as root, that's the "gksudo leafpad /etc/rc.local" command i put to open the file. you can use the run command in the menu or alt+f2 or from terminal. just remember sudo is for terminal commands & gksudo is for gui apps.

    also in pcmanfm you can use the tools to open the whole folder as root & then edit it with the editor.
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