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Re: Wi-Fi Question

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.


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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