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turn off wireless or broadcast?

Postby baraff » Tue Dec 18, 2007 3:44 pm

I haven't found a way to turn off wireless on the XO. Is there a way to do this, either by interface or command line?
Or, is there a way to turn off broadcasting olpc-mesh on the XO?
I tried going through the forums and online FAQs but found nothing.
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Postby isforinsects » Tue Dec 18, 2007 4:32 pm

Yes, there are two different ways to do this. One of them is documented in http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Airplane_mode .

Both of them should be documented there, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

The easy way is to go into the terminal.xo activity and type:

Code: Select all
olpc$: sugar-control-panel radio off
olpc$: sugar-control-panel radio on


The other way to do it is to remove the module to run the wireless

rmmod usb8xxx
modprobe usb8xxx


Good luck!
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Postby Steve Holton » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:36 pm

isforinsects wrote:Yes, there are two different ways to do this.


Am I correct that neither method disables wireless activity permanently, but rather only until the next reboot?
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Postby isforinsects » Tue Dec 18, 2007 5:47 pm

Yes, both methods will restore the wireless module on the next reboot.
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[olpc-community-support] turn off wireless or broadcast?

Postby sverma at sfsu.edu » Tue Dec 18, 2007 6:22 pm

isforinsects wrote:
Yes, there are two different ways to do this. One of them is documented in http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Airplane_mode .

Both of them should be documented there, but I haven't gotten to it yet.

The easy way is to go into the terminal.xo activity and type:


Code:
olpc$: sugar-control-panel radio off
olpc$: sugar-control-panel radio on



You forgot the -s switch which sets the change.

Corrected Code:

olpc$: sugar-control-panel -s radio off
olpc$: sugar-control-panel -s radio on


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Postby matt.price at utoronto.ca » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:26 pm

don't have one yet myself but probably blacklisting the module or
something of that nature will stop it persistently, if that's what you
want -- anyone know if that's right?

matt

On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 21:47 +0000, isforinsects wrote:
Yes, both methods will restore the wireless module on the next reboot.





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Postby dirakx at gmail.com » Tue Dec 18, 2007 9:20 pm

Another way of doing this can be seen in


http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/1406#comment:17



On Dec 18, 2007 7:26 PM, Matt Price < matt.price@utoronto.ca (matt.price@utoronto.ca)> wrote:
don't have one yet myself but probably blacklisting the module or
something of that nature will stop it persistently, if that's what you
want -- anyone know if that's right?

matt


On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 21:47 +0000, isforinsects wrote:
Yes, both methods will restore the wireless module on the next reboot.





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Postby holt at laptop.org » Tue Dec 18, 2007 11:07 pm

Actually Yianni Galanis (OLPC) just helped me clean up a more official
answer -- please use this instead:
http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Support_FAQ#H ... _flying.3F

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Rafael Enrique Ortiz Guerrero wrote:
Another way of doing this can be seen in


http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/1406#comment:17



On Dec 18, 2007 7:26 PM, Matt Price < matt.price@utoronto.ca
<mailto:matt.price@utoronto.ca>> wrote:

don't have one yet myself but probably blacklisting the module or
something of that nature will stop it persistently, if that's what
you
want -- anyone know if that's right?

matt

On Tue, 2007-12-18 at 21:47 +0000, isforinsects wrote:
Yes, both methods will restore the wireless module on the next
reboot.




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