Force B43xx to use Bluetooth.

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Force B43xx to use Bluetooth.

Post by bartszu » Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:29 am

Hey Pips I have 2 wifi cards.

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barts@Mint ~ $ inxi -N
Network:   Card-1: NVIDIA MCP79 Ethernet driver: forcedeth
           Card-2: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
           driver: wl
           Card-3: Qualcomm Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           driver: ath5k
barts@Mint ~ $ 
I know BCM4312 has Bluetooth, just kicked bcmwl-kernel-source and firmware-b43-installer out of the game.
As you see it uses wl now.

I have done it as I read on net that wl will utilize Bluetooth.
I want to use Qualcomm Atheros as WiFi.
But this seems to have no use :(

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barts@Mint ~ $ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
1: phy1: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
2: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: no
How to force it to be a Bluetooth Card ???

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