Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How do I remove the device driver for my.

        description: Wireless interface
        product: AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168C:1C]
        vendor: Atheros Communications Inc. [168C]
        physical id: 0
        bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
        logical name: wlan0
        version: 01
        serial: 00:24:d2:13:78:86
        width: 64 bits
        clock: 33MHz
        capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
        configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=3.2.0-38-generic-pae firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

The driver is the kernel module ath5k.

You can prevent it from being loaded by adding blacklist ath5k to a new file in /etc/modprobe.d. In a terminal, run:

echo blacklist ath5k | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-custom.conf

The driver is part of the standard Ubuntu kernel and so cannot be completed removed unless you compile your own kernel excluding it.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.