Intel 8265 Wireless - need to reload kernel modules every time?

Help with setting up network cards, including WiFi cards.
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Intel 8265 Wireless - need to reload kernel modules every time?

Post by noisebloom » Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:53 pm

Hi guys - I'm a long time FreeBSD user that recently switched from Project Trident to GhostBSD on my ThinkPad x260 and I'm having issues with getting my wifi interface to automatically be detected at boot.

The problem is this: when I manually kldload if_iwm and iwm8265fw, the wlan interface comes up and I can connect without issue. However, when I add these to my /boot/loader.conf, kldstat shows that they are loaded after boot, but there's no wlan interface to use, and in order to get my wifi to work, I have to unload the kernel modules and reload them.

I suspect some sort of timing issue at boot. Ideas?

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Re: Intel 8265 Wireless - need to reload kernel modules every time?

Post by noisebloom » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:12 pm

I resolved this issue by following the solution indicated here:

https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_ ... ?id=229138

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Re: Intel 8265 Wireless - need to reload kernel modules every time?

Post by ericbsd » Fri Nov 01, 2019 9:06 am

I have added the missing driver yesterday in the default kernel.
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Re: Intel 8265 Wireless - need to reload kernel modules every time?

Post by noisebloom » Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:48 am

Awesome - thank you!

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