I tried an installing using the USB images on the Acer Aspire One I’m using to test these things (and to test preload on SSD systems).
And I wasn’t able to connect to wifi, because the NetworkManager didn’t want to give out wireless networks to the applets. The reason was in the logs: it thought the radio kill switch was on. But fortunately Helmut gave me the golden tipp:
echo "blacklist acer-wmi" > /etc/modprobe.d/coolo.conf
It’s one of these things that frustrate you, because they are very easy to work around if you find the right spot in the internet. And that’s the reason I create this blog entry: to allow the next with the problem to fix his wlan. Happy surfing and thank Helmut not me 🙂
BTW: it’s fixed for newer kernels, but 2.6.30 is too fresh for me.
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