Stop autoloading of prism54 module
Using a 3com wireless card.
It doesn't work with the prism54 module (none of the firmwares from
prism54.org work with it) - and googling on it suggests that they
changed the chipset - but not the part number or other identifiers.
However - the card works just fine with ndiswrapper.
So - I have added the config to /etc/network/interfaces and added
pre-up modprobe ndiswrapper
post-down rmmod ndiswrapper
as part of that - works just fine too.
Only question I have left is that when you first plug the card into
the PCMCIA slot something loads the prism54 driver. So - the first
time I have to manually rmmod prism54 before I can ifup wlan0.
I've looked in /etc/pcmcia (cardmgr) and /etc/hotplug (hotplug) - I
can't find anything mentioning prism54 at all.
In the logs all I get is:
Sep 12 17:53:18 localhost kernel: Loaded prism54 driver, version 1.2
Sep 12 17:53:18 localhost kernel: PCI: Enabling device 0000:03:00.0 (0000 -> 0002)
Sep 12 17:53:18 localhost kernel: ACPI: PCI interrupt 0000:03:00.0[A] -> GSI 11 (level, low) -> IRQ 11
Sep 12 17:53:18 localhost pci.agent: prism54: loaded successfully
All I want is to stop the prism54 module from loading at card insert
time - any hints as to what is causing this gratefully received.