On the XO Laptop

How do you turn off the OLPC XO Laptop wireless feature

with 3 comments

I received my new XO laptop yesterday, and am about to take it with me while I will be on vacation in Europe.

I would like to use it while on the plane but do not yet know how to turn off the wireless.

If you know how to do so, or how to turn off wireless in Linux in general (the XO runs a stripped-down version of Fedora), please post a comment to this blog post.



Written by daveshields

December 22, 2007 at 5:03 pm

Posted in xo-laptop

3 Responses

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  1. It’s on the laptop.org wiki, in the FAQ. You need to drop to the command line to do it. They will of course make it easier in the future…


    December 22, 2007 at 11:43 pm

  2. I will take a chance that XO’s using NetworkManager (which is likely since NM is from Red Hat) [some dogs bark in the distance]

    The Support FAQ points to a specific page for airplane wireless mode, which points back at that question. The answer ends with: “Wireless will be restored the next time the XO laptop is rebooted, regardless of the method used to disable wireless connectivity.“, so: a) you use the XO during the whole flight, b) let someone play with it while you sleep and tell them that they won’t want to reboot it, c) follow the bright fellow in Ubuntu forums and rename that kernel module.

    Congrat to being the first XO-bearer on this side of the pond!! based on my reading the tubes

    Hoàng Đức Hiếu

    December 23, 2007 at 12:27 am

  3. Chris

    December 27, 2007 at 2:18 pm

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