How do you turn off the OLPC XO Laptop wireless feature

[First published in GoToXo as on December 22, 2007.]

I received my new XO laptop yesterday, and am about to take it with me while I will be on vacation in Europe.

I would like to use it while on the plane but do not yet know how to turn off the wireless.

If you know how to do so, or how to turn off wireless in Linux in general (the XO runs a stripped-down version of Fedora), please post a comment to this blog post.

thanks,
dave

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4 Comments

  1. Devdas Bhagat
    Posted December 22, 2007 at 15:13 | Permalink | Reply

    ifconfig wlan0 down
    as root.

    Alternatively, figure out the module for the wireless card, and run
    rmmod
    as root.

  2. Tony Veijalainen
    Posted December 23, 2007 at 08:40 | Permalink | Reply

    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Support_FAQ#How_do_I_disable_wireless_when_flying.3F

  3. Luan
    Posted December 23, 2007 at 10:27 | Permalink | Reply

    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Support_FAQ#Connectivity_and_the_Internet

  4. google it
    Posted December 25, 2007 at 09:59 | Permalink | Reply

    http://wiki.laptop.org/go/Support_FAQ#How_do_I_disable_wireless_when_flying.3F

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