[arch-general] i3stats depends on wireless_tools, causing "firmware load for regulatory.db failed" w/o wireless-regdb

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Aug 16 00:16:40 UTC 2018

On 08/12/2018 04:38 PM, Geo Kozey via arch-general wrote:
>>> Out of curiosity I checked my journalctl boot logs and this is what I 
>>> see:
>>>  kernel: cfg80211: failed to load regulatory.db
>>>  kernel: platform regulatory.0: Direct firmware load for regulatory.db 
>>> failed with error -2
>>>  kernel: cfg80211: Loaded X.509 cert 'sforshee: 00b28ddf47aef9cea7'
>>>  kernel: cfg80211: Loading compiled-in X.509 certificates for 
>>> regulatory database
>> It's been generating these entries since July 20th for me.
> Install https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/any/wireless-regdb/
> It's only for limiting wifi power, safely to ignore.

Thank you,

  That is what I did, but what curious why it would be needed on a server with
no wifi? I guess this all boils down to i3status having the wifi widget in the
status bar that triggers non-wifi systems to begin looking for them. It's
almost like i3status status should conditionally include the wifi widget, if,
and only if, the system has wifi to begin with.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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