Bug 1008123 - Can't disable/enable Wi-Fi device ath9k
Can't disable/enable Wi-Fi device ath9k
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 954070
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: fedora-kernel-wireless-ath
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Reported: 2013-09-14 20:02 EDT by nucleo
Modified: 2014-05-01 16:15 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2014-03-04 10:39:46 EST
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Description nucleo 2013-09-14 20:02:50 EDT
Description of problem:
NetworkManager can't disable Wi-Fi device (LED shows that Wi-Fi on).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to disable Wi-Fi in network manager.

Actual results:
Network manager shows Wi-Fi disabled but Wi-Fi LED is on, so device is actually enabled.

Expected results:
Should be possible to disable and enable device.

Additional info:
02:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)

Last kernel with working disable/enable Wif-Fi was 3.5.7.
If I disable Wi-Fi with kernel 3.5.7 and then boot with all later kernels including 3.11 NetworkManager can't enable Wi-Fi and shows that it was disabled by hardware switch.
Comment 1 nucleo 2013-09-16 15:39:44 EDT
When Wi-Fi device disabled (LED off) 'rfkill list' shows with 3.5.7 kernel:

# rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: yes
1: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no

with 3.11.1 kernel:

# rfkill list
0: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
Comment 2 Zoltán Magyar 2013-10-01 03:27:53 EDT
Probably related to bug 954070 ?
Comment 3 John Greene 2014-03-04 10:39:46 EST
(In reply to Zoltán Magyar from comment #2)
> Probably related to bug 954070 ?
> Cheers!

Yes, appears to be a duplicate of 954070

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 954070 ***
Comment 4 John Greene 2014-05-01 16:12:36 EDT
Was this on Asus hardware?  Chasing a theory..
Comment 5 nucleo 2014-05-01 16:15:43 EDT
Yes, Asus EeePC X101CH.

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