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    Default how to unblacklist ath_pci

    in opensuse 11 kde4, su to root, then i black listed ath_pci with this Code: echo "blacklist ath_pci" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist. i wanted to see if i could get ath5k working but couldnt but now how do i get ath_pci out of the blacklist?
    is there a code to unblacklist it?

    thanks

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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    Have a look (as root) in the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist

    The last line probably has the the ath_pci mentioned. Just put a # in front of it to comment it out, or delete the line.

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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    i dont know how to save the blacklist file, how do i su to root the blacklist file... when i had 10.3 gnome i could right click inside the folder and open up konsole to su to root but i have suse 11 kde4 now and i dont know how to root to change the file permission so i can delete the last line in of ath_pci in blacklist file???
    i dont know how to change file permissions?

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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    * diablo1

    open a console
    type "su" without the quotes
    enter the root password
    vi /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    type "i" so that the editor shows -INSERT-
    Move to the line you want to edit
    Place a "#" in front of the line
    Hit "Esc"
    Type ":wq"

    Reboot

    HTH
    Uwe

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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    Well, there a couple of ways to do this.

    I have an icon on my desktop that runs ' gnomesu nautilus ' , same can be done using in kde with ' kdesu konqueror '.

    If you want it more directly open up a terminal console, enter ' su - ' and enter the root password and than simply run ' gedit <path & filename>' (or kate with KDE or any other favorite editor).
    You can also fire up ' nautilus & ' or ' konqueror & ' to browse with root rights.

    Hope that helps

    Wj
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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    are those safe to do, i read where if you change something, you could damage the install.. as long as i just delete the blacklist ath_pci from blacklist file will my system be fine???
    i typed kdesu konqueror in a run command and hit launch, when i type my password am in superuser??

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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    The commands are safe, as long as you keep in mind that everything you do after su, kdesu & gnomesu is done as root. But that only goes for the commands given after the [***]su.

    The other applications (not launced using [***]su) stay in the users environment and keep their normal rights.
    when you close an application launched as root (say you close konqourer after using it with kdesu) the rights are revoked, e.g. all apps are running as a user again.

    So as long as you take care in what you do (like one always should with root rights) it should be fine.

    Cheers,
    Wj
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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    sorry , i meant when i su and used the command echo "blacklist ath_pci" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist to put the blacklist ath_pci wording into the blacklist file. did the echo command only put the words blacklist ath_pci into that blacklist file or did it do anything else in the background??? so when i use kdesu konqueror will it convert my system to pre echo command?

    magic31 i get su to root but you said simply run ' gedit <path & filename>' (or kate with KDE or any other favorite editor. i checked i dont have kate but i have kwrite what do you mean run kwrite<path & filename> ? can you explain more

    thanks

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    Default Re: how to unblacklist ath_pci

    ahh sorry The command ' echo "blacklist ath_pci" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist ' only adds the text to the blacklist file. Simple but effective.

    You don't need to change any other settings to remove the blacklisted driver, only reboot.

    magic31 i get su to root but you said simply run ' gedit <path & filename>' (or kate with KDE or any other favorite editor. i checked i dont have kate but i have kwrite what do you mean run kwrite<path & filename> ? can you explain more
    I meant running gedit or kate after having enterd ' su - ' and staying in the same console (so the editors also have root rights).
    Have a lot of fun!

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