How to get rid of annoying "Wi-Fi is currently blocked by rfkill" message?

I have a fairly new Pi 4 which I'm setting up headless to use as a
NAS. I have done 'touch .hushlogin' to get rid of most of the
messages which appear at login but I still get:-
Wi-Fi is currently blocked by rfkill.
Use raspi-config to set the country before use.
How do I get rid of this? I don't want WiFi enabled, I just want
peace and quiet when I log in. :-)
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Chris Green
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I don't know rfkill but my suggestion would be to not use that, instead put "dtoverlay=disable-wifi" in /boot/config.txt which actually disables the chip, so it also saves energy (except that bluetooth on the same chip would still be on, so disable that too: "dtoverlay=disable-bt"). I have never seen your login message.
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A. Dumas
Yes, that seems to have sorted it, thank you.
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Chris Green
I get
Wi-Fi is disabled because the country is not set. Use raspi-config to set the country before use.
upon login on my pi3
and I do have dtoverlay=pi3-disable-bt dtoverlay=pi3-disable-wifi dtoverlay=disable-wifi dtoverlay=disable-bt
in my /boot/config.txt
Do you also know how to get rid of the slightly different message?
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Björn Lundin
Just do what is requested: sudo raspi-config; and set country (se?).
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Tauno Voipio
Den 2020-09-21 kl. 12:20, skrev Tauno Voipio:
Ah, I thought it would go away just by disabling the wifi. However I get this in raspi-config
No wireless interface found
and then
There was an error running option I4 Change Wi-fi Country
Hmm, I guess I have to enable the Wifi to disable the warning. Something for next weekend
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Björn Lundin
Just do it manually. Open a terminal window and: "sudo nano /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf". You can try hitting Tab ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev update_config=1
Add below that: country=SE
(or the abbreviation for your country if it isn't Sweden.) Then Ctrl-O to save, Ctrl-X to quit. Reboot to check.
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A. Dumas
My (working) config is this more /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
country=GB ctrl_interface=DIR=/var/run/wpa_supplicant GROUP=netdev update_config=1 network={ ssid="Kitchen" psk="not.telling" key_mgmt=WPA-PSK }
network={ ssid="LivingRoom" psk="still.not.telling" key_mgmt=WPA-PSK }
if it helps
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The Natural Philosopher
But why do we have to set a country at all if we're going to disable the WiFi anyway?
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Chris Green
You may well ask, but sometimes for an easier life you have to humour the computer.
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druck
Den 2020-09-21 kl. 18:12, skrev A. Dumas:
ok, got an opportunity to do it it now, and yes - it worked
thanks
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Björn Lundin
Den 2020-09-21 kl. 18:34, skrev Chris Green:
Yes odd.
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Björn Lundin
Indeed
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Björn Lundin
Just remember two things: 1. computers are just fast idiots - they do exacly, literally, as they are told.
2. Programmers are not perfect.
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ray carter
Dana Mon, 21 Sep 2020 17:34:23 +0100, Chris Green napis'o: [snip]
Because somebody made a script that expects to find it. And reports an error if it does not find it. You could disable that script. But then you would have to remember that you've done that in case you would like to use wifi some time in the future.
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Nikolaj Lazic
That's probably the best answer! :-)
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Chris Green
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Chris Green
Obviously never been married or run a business. Doesn't matter how wrong partners or employees are, you simply balance the downside of them behaving like idiots, until they learn better, with the downside of telling them that they are.
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The Natural Philosopher
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When it comes to the wife, she is always right, but if she wasn't it would still be your fault.
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druck
That's why I have an ex-wife. It got past a joke, to a serious mental health condition.
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