Load driver or module manually at runtime


It’s possible load a driver manually at runtime?

It happens to me only 2 times (no big deal) since I installed F36 that the wifi device is not loaded:

Jul 23 13:11:01 rog kernel: iwlwifi 0000:00:14.3: enabling device (0000 -> 0002)
Jul 23 13:11:01 rog kernel: iwlwifi: probe of 0000:00:14.3 failed with error -110

I have solved the problem in a cowardly way by rebooting but it’s time to be a real men, so my question is:

Is there a way to load the drivers manually?


You can unload and load it with modprobe:

sudo modprobe -r iwlwifi
sudo modprobe iwlwifi

Give it a minute or so for NetworkManager to grok what happened and scan for wireless networks and reconnect.

From here, the best thing to do is keep the kernel, linux-firmware, and Intel firmware packages updated, since that’s where stability fixes will come from. Chips that have integrated wifi and Bluetooth and/or systems that run hotter are more prone to this, in my experience, and that’s true for other operating systems as well.


Thanks bro!

That was what I wanted to know.

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