Activate PCIe slot deactivated by BIOS

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Sat May 22 11:47:35 UTC 2010

My wpi wireless never was reliable, but since I upgraded to 8gb
RAM it doesn't do anything (if I'm lucky) or panic my system.

So, after some discussion on STABLE I followed the recommendation
to get an Atheros card for 10$ on ebay.

Today the card arrived and the BIOS complains (HP 6510b):
	104-Unsupported wireless network device detected.
	System halted. Remove device and restart.

The system boots if I turn off the wireless device in BIOS, but
this means I cannot use it.

Now, I could just get a BIOS image and exchange the device IDs
there. But I wonder, wouldn't it be easier to just reactivate the
PCIe slot through the OS?

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