airline-friendly wireless disabling?
dcbw at redhat.com
Sun Dec 17 10:36:55 EST 2006
On Sun, 2006-12-17 at 10:10 -0500, Owen Williams wrote:
> (I think someone else asked this but I can't find the thread)
> Is there a way to completely disable wifi in B1? I'd like to take my
> laptop on an airplane since it would fit the tray table nicely, but I'd
> like to be sure the wifi is off. Stopping networkmanager and rmmoding
> usb8xxx don't seem to do it (indicator light remains on).
Well, you can call NetworkManager's 'sleep' method, which makes NM tear
the connection down and then essentially do 'ifconfig eth0 down'. When
the driver gets the down request, it _should_ stop transmitting and
power down the radio. The libertas driver may not actually do that yet,
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