Testing the Wireless driver changes

Dan Williams dcbw at redhat.com
Thu Jan 17 14:53:38 EST 2008


On Thu, 2008-01-17 at 09:51 -1000, Mitch Bradley wrote:
> I suppose that OFW could reset the wireless to turn it off and then do 
> some chipset configuration hack that would make that USB port 
> disappear.  I'm just guessing though; I haven't studied the 5536 manual 
> with this possibility in mind.
> 
> That seems like a fairly horrible way to solve a Linux problem.

My thoughts precisely.  Fix it where it should be fixed, not by playing
russian roulette with a shotgun in a pitch-black room full of cute,
cuddly, mewing kittens stacked from floor to ceiling.

I've already outlined (twice! if my mails get through moderation on
networking@) proposed changes to make "airplane" mode happen.

Dan

> I'm not volunteering to study this possibility right now; I have other 
> fish to fry.
> 
> Bennett Todd wrote:
> > For "airplane mode", is there some command OFW can run to make
> > the whole eth/msh device poweroff and disappear until the next
> > powercycle? If so, maybe we could hook another key check into
> > /boot/olpc.fth?
> >
> > -Bennett
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