Dead Production WLAN card
smithbone at gmail.com
Thu May 20 10:47:42 EDT 2010
On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 10:41 AM, Paul Fox <pgf at laptop.org> wrote:
> nate wrote:
> > > > 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
> un/block wifi".)
Are we talking about the same thing? In IRC he specifically referrers
to GNOME and nm-applet.
[16:20:24] -*- jnettlet bearer of bad news.
[16:20:41] <jnettlet> I have returned and I believe my wifi is dead.
[16:21:26] <cjb> that's excellent news; we have a reliable test case now ;-)
[16:21:35] <cjb> (wad might not share my opinion of its excellence.)
[16:22:48] <jnettlet> cjb: but this may be software/firmware related.
I explicitly disabled the wifi card through nm-applet in GNOME, and
suspended the machine by closing the lid.
[16:23:13] <jnettlet> somehow I think sending the rfkill to the card
puts it in a state that is susceptible to getting zapped
[16:23:20] <cjb> ooh
Richard A. Smith
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