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Re: Atheros AR9285 wireless & F15

From: Greg Woods <woods_at_nospam>
Date: Wed Oct 12 2011 - 13:55:59 GMT
To: Pedro Francisco <pedrogfrancisco@gmail.com>

On Mon, 2011-10-10 at 22:06 +0100, Pedro Francisco wrote:
> Have you reported your behaviour in a bug report?

I haven't, and it looks like a good thing that I didn't, because it
would appear that I really have no idea what was going on. I thought it
was loading a driver for a different wireless chip, but you're saying
that the acer_wmi module is supposed to load in addition to the wireless
chip driver module, but it has a bug?


> On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM, Greg Woods <woods@ucar.edu> wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-09-04 at 12:26 -0600, Greg Woods wrote:
> > I cannot get wireless to work on my new Sony VAIO VPCEG
> laptop. It has
> > the ar9285 chip in it.
> After screwing around with this for a day, I finally figured
> out what is
> going on. For some reason, it was also loading the acer_wmi
> module, a
> driver for a different type of wireless chip, and this was
> screwing
> things up. As soon as I did "modprobe -r acer_wmi", then
> everything
> worked. I just needed to blacklist this module
> in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf, and now the Atheros chip is
> working
> even after a reboot.
> --Greg

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