rfkill

Hi,

To start with, I’m running Debian 8.2 with kernel version 4.1. I’m trying to get the wifi, wlan0 interface, to come up on boot, however rfkill is blocking it. I can get it working again by running rfkill unblock all and ifdown wlan0, ifup wlan0 however this setting doesn’t persist on reboot. I’ve attempted writing a service to run the rfkill unblock all command at startup but it doesn’t work very consistently. Regardless, there should be a built in way to prevent rfkill from ever blocking an interface. If anyone could help me out with this I’d greatly appreciate it.

I pushed a systemd update to fix this rfkill problem for a few years..

Double check that you have the fix:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

Regards,

So... I have a BBB rev C with a wifi dongle. I downloaded the 8.3 disk
image, started it, no channels blocked by rfkill when I first started
with the new image. I was able to modify /etc/network/interfaces and
connect to wifi. I then ran the apt-get update/upgrade combo. After
that, I rebooted... and rfkill once again defaults to blocked.
Suggetions?

-p