Atheros AR9285 wireless & F15

Pedro Francisco pedrogfrancisco at
Mon Oct 10 21:06:55 UTC 2011

Have you reported your behaviour in a bug report? I've found it on Fedora 16
as well (different hardware: iwl3945 & hp_wmi) so I'd point to your bug just
to put it in context.

On Mon, Sep 5, 2011 at 11:13 PM, Greg Woods <woods at> 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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