Ticket #8062 (closed enhancement: fixed)
Need a default to leave RF turned off on reboot
|Reported by:||kimquirk||Owned by:||frances|
|Priority:||high||Milestone:||8.2.0 (was Update.2)|
|Component:||power manager (OHM)||Version:||not specified|
|Action Needed:||test in release||Verified:||no|
|Deployments affected:||Blocked By:|
70x series (8.1.x) and joyrides up to 2301.
If you turn off the radio (RF) through sugar-control-panel or through the new GUI control panel, after a reboot it turns back on.
In many deployments today where there are many hundreds of laptops, there may be no good way to use collaboration and the work-around is for all XOs to turn off their radio and turn them on only in small groups when they want to share a project or connect to the internet.
For this work around to be effective, we need a default value that can be set in the control panel, radio off by default. When the laptops boots, it ensures that the radio is off again. NOTE: I'm not asking that the radio never turn on; if it comes on/off during boot driven by OFW, that's ok. Once the laptop has booted up, if the 'default radio off' is true, then the radio should be turned off.
I tagged this bug with 'blocks?' to get an analysis of what is needed so we can make a decision on its blocking -- not because it blocks the 8.2.0 release. It is extremely important for some country deployments (Rwanda, Haiti, and Birmingham today) so we need a solution... but we can decide on the release after we get info about the work effort and its complexity.