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Having to run command `sudo modprobe brcmfmac` every time I restart in order to get wifi working
October 15, 2017
Edited: June 12, 2020
November 24, 2022
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Your card is blacklisted
You have to run
sudo modprobe brcmfmac because it is blacklisted. You can tell this when you ran the command:
$ sudo grep brcmfmac /etc/modprobe.d/* etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-custom.conf:blacklist brcmfmac
In order to “whitelist” your card you need to use sudo powers to edit
- Find the containing
- Insert a
#in front of it.
- Save the file
Now when you reboot you shouldn’t have to type
sudo modprobe brcmfmac anymore.
Thanks to Jeremy31 for recommending shorter version of my original answer. If yuou like this shorter answer please click on his name link find another answer of his you find helpful and upvote it.
Please note there is a reason your card was blacklisted in the first place and if you have additional problems you might have to download source for a different driver and compile it using DKMS.