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Poking around the LinuxWireless.org website, I found a newly developed app for checking rfkill. rfkill - Linux Wireless I installed it on my Ubuntu 9.04 system, with an Atheros AR242x ...
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    Rfkill Query Tool


    Poking around the LinuxWireless.org website, I found a newly developed app for checking rfkill.

    rfkill - Linux Wireless

    I installed it on my Ubuntu 9.04 system, with an Atheros AR242x wireless (ath5k). The short list of command options are these:
    Code:
    Usage:	rfkill [options] command
    Options:
    	--version	show version (0.3-1-gc089737)
    Commands:
    	help
    	event
    	list
    	block {<idx>,all,wifi,bluetooth,uwb,wimax,wwan,gps}
    	unblock {<idx>,all,wifi,bluetooth,uwb,wimax,wwan,gps}
    When I run any of the commands, I always get the same error:
    Code:
    $ rfkill list
    Can't open RFKILL control device: No such file or directory
    Checking my list of loaded modules, I don't see an rfkill module, so this may be the reason for the error.

    If anyone else would like to try this out, you can give your results. It may be a handy little tool. Here's the installation method that I used (Ubuntu).

    1) Install GIT
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install git
    2) Pull from the GIT repository.
    Code:
    git clone http://git.sipsolutions.net/rfkill.git/
    3) Move to the newly created rfkill folder, and build/install it.
    Code:
    cd rfkill
    Code:
    make
    Code:
    sudo make install
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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    Nice. I'll have to check this out.

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