Dead Production WLAN card
pgf at laptop.org
Thu May 20 10:41:46 EDT 2010
> Looks like the ESD bug strikes again...
> On Wed, May 19, 2010 at 6:54 PM, John Watlington <wad at laptop.org> wrote:
> > On May 19, 2010, at 9:11 PM, Richard A. Smith wrote:
> > > I've got bad news from our tester in Canada. The production laptop we
> > sent him has lost its wireless. It only took one trip in his backpack.
> > >
> > > In discussion with him a new piece of information was discovered. He is
> > using the Network Manager wireless disable function prior to suspending the
> > card. The wireless disable function is supposed to just turn off the power
> > to the WLAN but perhaps it is the reason he is able to kill the WLAN so
> > quickly.
> > Does anyone do this on a regular basis to their XO-1.5 ?
to be clear, the mechanism he was using wasn't via NM, but via
the sugar network control panel "Radio" checkbox. (that
checkbox is directly hooked up to the shell command "rfkill
paul fox, pgf at laptop.org
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