Every time I log in I have to type "sudo rmmod acer_wmi" to get wifi to work. How do I get this to run on startup or permanantly delete acer_wmi.


  • Your driver found and loaded firmware and created an interface: wlp8s0. Is the switch or key combination set to enable wireless? rfkill list all? What is the trouble you are having specifically? – chili555 Apr 18 '16 at 20:45
  • Please run the network diagnostics and edit your question to include a link to the result. – David Foerster Apr 18 '16 at 21:48

Edit the blacklist:

sudo vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

And add the faulty module there (at the end):

blacklist acer_wmi

reboot and voilà

  • Thanks so much, @lupa. That worked perfectly to enable the onboard Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX 201 module in an HP Pavilion x360 laptop. – Miles Wolbe May 28 '20 at 21:53

You can blacklist that module. It is convenient to make a separate file. Run in terminal:

sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-acer-wmi.conf <<< "blacklist acer_wmi"

​I realize I'm replying to this question rather late, but there's another method I've used when booting into liveUSBs. Since there is no easy way to edit their /etc/modprobe.d/ after creating the USB, add this snippet when you see the kernel selection screen add this by pressing [tab]


Whether this gets carried over from the liveUSB to the distro once it's been installed can be hit or miss. If it doesn't, adding this parameter to /etc/default/grub on the line containing GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=

Now every time you boot it'll be blacklisted!

I'm not always the best at explaining things like this so if you need clarification please let me know.

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