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
download the latest firmware (version 4).
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.
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.
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
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).
was not needed, installing b43-fwcutter as suggested by Andrei did the