On Tue, 2018-05-22 at 17:41 -0700, email@example.com wrote: > I'm trying to install Debian 9.4 on my laptop WITHOUT a "desktop > environment" but giving the default answers to all the other questions. > > I figured out how to deal with the lack of ifconfig after the > installation, but trying to find and connect to a wifi network still > produces errors including the phrase "Operation not possible due to > RF-kill." The expectation is that if you install the desktop task you will use Network Manager to control networking. Where there is a software- contorollable kill switch for wifi, NM can control that. > Various web pages I have read based on this clue seem to imply that > /usr/sbin/rfkill is a normal tool to have installed on a laptop, but it's > not delivered by the netinst process and I don't think it's on CD-1 or > DVD-1 either. > > Should task-laptop depend on rfkill? I think task-desktop should recommend it. (Many people use wireless networking in desktop computers, and we added a recommendation of iw there already.) Ben. -- Ben Hutchings It is easier to change the specification to fit the program than vice versa.
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