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Re: Wi-Fi Question



On 10/27/2009 03:49 PM, Martin Dubuc wrote:
> This is a very nice tool. Unfortunately, on my system running Fedora 11, I
> get the following erro:
> Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory
> 
> Using strace, I discovered that rfkill is trying to open path /dev/rfkill,
> but this path does not exist on my system. Instead, it should try to open
> path /sys/class/rfkill.

Yep, that feature isn't in kernels that old.

> 
> Martin
> 
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 2:18 PM, Tomasz Torcz <tomek pipebreaker pl> wrote:
> 
>> On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 12:24:10PM -0400, Martin Dubuc wrote:
>>> On most laptops, there is a way to disable Wi-Fi either through function
>>> keys or kill switch. I am wondering if there is a way programmatically
>>> speaking to figure out whether or not Wi-Fi is currently disabled because
>>> the user has pressed the Wi-Fi function key or turned Wi-Fi off with the
>>> kill switch.
>>
>>   You can install "rfkill" package and use same-named command:
>> % rfkill list
>> 0: tpacpi_bluetooth_sw: Bluetooth
>>        Soft blocked: yes
>>        Hard blocked: no
>> 2: phy0: Wireless LAN
>>        Soft blocked: no
>>        Hard blocked: no
>>
>>
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        Peter

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engineering contains some very optimistic assumptions about the 
nature of reality.


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