I know this question has been asked before and has been answered several times in askubuntu.
I have tried the advice (Creating or updating files as suggested) at the following links:
- Wifi LED continuously blinking UBUNTU 14.04 and slowed connection
- My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue?
For example, on my system (HP G60, with Ubuntu Mate 14.04 64-bit install), I opened the file /etc/modprobe.d/wlan.conf in pluma, and it had 3 lines in which led_mode=1 existed.
Some of the other advice, mentioned
MODULE NAME and that mine would be listed below. It didn't seem to list any for 14.04, how would I know what the module name is for Ubuntu Mate 14.04 specifically?
I realize this question may be difficult to answer without a dump from
lspci, which I will do later this evening once I get home. I know only at this time it is Atheros.
Thanks in advance, Adam
[[appending info below, based on answer]] - I was able to determine module name as "ath5k"
$ modinfo ath5k
filename: /lib/modules/3.13.0-44-generic/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/ath/ath5k/ath5k.ko license: Dual BSD/GPL description: Support for 5xxx series of Atheros 802.11 wireless LAN cards.
... parm: no_hw_rfkill_switch:Ignore the GPIO RFKill switch state (bool)
the file /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi,conf already contained (as the last line in the file)
options iwlwifi led_mode=1
So, i'm not sure how to proceed at this point. Do I seek the electrical tape? LOL
Edit (March 12, 2015) Got the annoying blink to stop. Found at Wireless LED doesn't stop blinking on an HP dv5 with an Atheros AR5007