Completely disable buildt-in WLAN

Kevin Gordon kgordon420 at
Mon Sep 17 17:21:37 EDT 2012

On Fri, Sep 14, 2012 at 2:56 PM, Paul Fox <pgf at> wrote:

> mikus wrote:
>  > In 11.3.0 there still was file /sys/power/wlan-enabled, whose content if
>  > set to '0' was supposed to disable wireless.
>  >
>  > Has that function gone the way of the dodo ?
>  >
> it may be there on XO-1, but it's never been there on 1.5 or 1.75.

No joy on the blacklist:  module still loads.  After a manual
rmmod/modprobe -r, which seems to successfully unload the driver, then
inserting the USB device,  the firmware provided for the USB module still
doesn't load. lsusb sees it, dmesg see it, but doesn't kickstart like ti
does on my F17 desktops.   On another machine, the blacklist worked to
block the B43 broadcom on a lenovo netbook with F17 from loading.  I loaded
the same firmware onto the XO that runs this USB/Atheros on that F17 box.

I have pretty much the same symptoms with my little Bluetooth dongle, and
my DisplayLink devices.   As I said, this is gadget stuff, not
mission-critical. Definitely not a priority, probably I'll harass someone
in San Fran in October about it.    :-)



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