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operation not possible due to RF-kill
an error I got after a @world update

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1 Operation not possible due to RF-kill

After a @world update1 I couldn’t start my wlan device. I always got:

„Operation not possible due to RF-kill“

I did:

# rfkill list

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
   Soft blocked: no
   Hard blocked: yes

But I wasn’t able to unblock my device from the command line using rfkill unblock 0. After a while I figured out that updating conman (to version 1.15) changed /var/lib/connman/settings like this:

[WiFi]
Enable=false

I set it to true and it worked again. :)

Footnotes:

1

By "world update"" I mean something like emerge -auvDU @world or emerge @world --ask --update --verbose --changed-use --deep. On gentoo this is like a sudo apt upgrade or sudo apt full-upgrade on a debian based machine. It updates everything you have installed via the package manager you used.

Date: 2013-10-13 So 13:37

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