Atheros AR9285 wireless & F15

Greg Woods woods at
Wed Oct 12 13:55:59 UTC 2011

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 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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