Author: Francis Rowe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2015 23:30:28 +0100
docs/hcl/c201.html: Note about disabling wifi
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diff --git a/docs/hcl/c201.html b/docs/hcl/c201.html
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These wifi dongles are the Unex DNUA-93F, which uses the AR9271 (atheros) chipset, supported by
the free <i>ath9k_htc</i> driver in the Linux kernel. They work in <i>linux-libre</i> too.
+ It's possible on coreboot systems to permanently disable (break) hardware, by modifying the devicetree accordingly.
+ The devicetree is a part of the coreboot source for any system, that defines which hardware exists in the system.
+ There are usually other ways too.
+ TODO for the libreboot project: *break* the onboard wifi chip, by patching coreboot-libre to render
+ the built-in WiFi unusable. This will lessen the temptation for users to use it.