Desktop computer, no wifi adapter, how do i remove rfkill?

asked 2018-05-12 15:30:52 -0500

SteveEbey73701 gravatar image

Do not have any wireless adapters in my system, and want to keep rfkill and other wireless related services from loading. Tried masking rfkill but the module still loads, any ideas on how to rid myslef fo the wireless files?

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You may be worrying about something that doesn't matter. My desktop has no WiFi and systemctl status systemd-rfkill.service shows it to be dead and systemd-analyze blame | grep rfkill returns nothing. You may want to run the same tests yourself to see if it's actually loaded and running.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-05-12 17:18:52 -0500 )edit

do the 3 modules loading up, take up ram?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-05-12 18:51:16 -0500 )edit

Checking, there's no module with rfkill in its name running.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2018-05-12 23:18:29 -0500 )edit

lsmod | grep rfkill returns rfkill 28672 1 asuswmi lsmod | grep asuswmi returns asuswmi 32768 1 eeepcwmi sparsekeymap 16384 1 asuswmi rfkill 28672 1 asuswmi video 45056 1 asuswmi wmi 28672 3 asuswmi,wmibmof,mxm_wmi

so, what now?

SteveEbey73701 gravatar imageSteveEbey73701 ( 2018-05-13 07:54:14 -0500 )edit

So your laptop as a button (or special keys combination) for turning off wifi (handled by asuswmi, among other things like lcd brightness, audio etc.) and rfkill is its dependency.

fcomida gravatar imagefcomida ( 2018-05-14 08:00:45 -0500 )edit