Re: unwanted repeated messages on Lenny laptop
On Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:16:52 +0200
Klistvud <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dne, 24. 07. 2010 18:51:39 je hugo vanwoerkom napisal(a):
> > Jul 24 11:28:25 debian kernel: [78097.591085] b43-phy0 ERROR: You
> > must go to
> > http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43#devicefirmware and
> > download the latest firmware (version 4).
> > How can I turn off those messages? Aside from messing with the
> > firmware on the laptop, which I am loathe to do because various
> > people still use it to access the unmentionable o/s.
> You won't be "messing with the firmware" on the laptop; despite its
> name, the "firmware" is just a software file that gets loaded into the
> ... uhm ... oh, well, somewhere.
> If you're reluctant to do that, you could disable those messages in
> various ways ...
> For example, by disabling the wireless card in your BIOS, if such
> option exists.
> Or by disabling (or even uninstalling) Network Manager.
> Or by configuring your wireless interface in /etc/network/interfaces in
> such a way that NetworkManager won't mess with it (setting it to manual
> or something along the line).
> But there are surely many other ways, of which actually loading the
> firmware is certainly not the worst ...
Blacklist the module (b43 or similar).
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