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I got Network!

May 6th, 2009 by

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
rmmod acer-wmi
rcnetwork restart

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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