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necron
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:29 am    Post subject: Prevent RTL8192 Drivers From Loading (x100e) Reply with quote

Is there any way to prevent the drivers for the RTL wireless card from loading when booting a minimal installation environment on a Thinkpad x100e? I swapped the card out for a whitelisted Atheros card (AR5B95) but the minimal installation image keeps loading drivers for the card, even though it's no longer there and I think that it may be stopping the Atheros card from being able to scan for a wireless network, even though the Atheros drivers are loaded and the machine appears to see the card.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 14, 2017 6:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Try https://sysresccd.org instead of "minimal installation image". It should have much better wireless support.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Systemrescuecd seems to result in hardblocking the card. Still loads the RTL drivers too.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 15, 2017 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After booting can you unload the driver and install the correct one with "rmmod and modprobe"?

rmmod rtl8192 && modprobe -v ath5k

Assuming those are the correct module names.
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