[arch-general] i3stats depends on wireless_tools, causing "firmware load for regulatory.db failed" w/o wireless-regdb
geokozey at mailfence.com
Thu Aug 16 11:53:50 UTC 2018
> From: David C. Rankin <drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com>
> Sent: Thu Aug 16 02:16:40 CEST 2018
> To: Geo Kozey via arch-general <arch-general at archlinux.org>
> Subject: Re: [arch-general] i3stats depends on wireless_tools, causing "firmware load for regulatory.db failed" w/o wireless-regdb
> 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.
Kernel is checking for regulatory.db file on each boot. If it's not found then
warning is printed. It doesn't matter what your hardware is and what is installed
on your system. It's really safe to ignore this.
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