SHR annoyances (+ a few workarounds)

Al Johnson openmoko at
Thu Jun 25 11:14:44 CEST 2009

On Wednesday 24 June 2009, arne anka wrote:
> > Wifi
> > =====
> > It seems reliable with the WPA2 networks I use it with but I can't
> > seem to turn it off in SHR-settings and once I've connected to a network
> > I  can't reconnect to any network without rebooting. (I
> > know there's work going on in the kernel relating to this).
> > Workaround: After I've finished using wifi, I always reboot the
> > phone so that next time I want to connect, it works
> all or any of
> ifdown <devicename>
> modprobe -r ar6000
> killall wpa_supplicant
> mdbus -s org.freesmartphone.ousaged  /org/freesmartphone/Usage
> org.freesmartphone.Usage.ReleaseResource 'WiFi'
> is not sufficient?

Depends on the kernel. There was a recent kernel bug where after ifdown the 
wifi wouldn't work until rebooted because ifup didn't call the necessary 
initialisation routine.

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