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Re: kill switch is permanently disabld on dell Inspiron 6400



     > On Tue, 2007-10-02 at 21:07 -0400, Fulko Hew wrote:
     > > I just decided to try updating my Fedora 8 Test 1
     > > to the latest Rawhide and I'm seeing a few issues.
     > >
     > > The primry one is that the Inetl 3945 has stopped working.
     > >
     > > It seems as thought the RF kill switch is permanently on.
     > >
     > > I've searched the web and there were 3 posted suggestions,
     > > none of which worked for me...
     > >
     > > a) echo 0 > /sys/class/net/wlan0/device/rf_kill
     > >
     > > b) echo 0 >
     > > /sys/bus/pci/drivers/iwl3945/module/drivers/pci\:iwl3945/0000\:/0\:00.0/rf_kill
     > >
     > > c) within the BIOS, disable the hot keys for RF/Bluetooth
     > >
     > >
     > > No matter what I've tried, knetworkmanager shows no wireless nodes,
     > >
     > > With Test 1, everything _was_ working.
     > >
     > > Suggestions anyone?
     >
     > I'm on an Inspiron 9300 with a intel2915 chipset, so this may or may not
     > help.
     >
     > There's been some malarky with Network manager (moving from 0.6.5 to
     > 0.7.x) recently and while some of it has been resolved, issues still
     > seem to be there for 3945 users (from reading issues on this list) and
     > some other chipsets.
     >
     > Also, I find that sometimes I need to go into the bios and reenable the
     > wireless device and that simply hitting Fn>F2 doesn't toggle the
     > settings.

    Thanks for the update.  hopefully it gets resolved soon.

    In my case, Fn-F2 doesn't do anything anymore in Rawhide except
    complain about unknown keycodes, so even if it was off by default
    now (despite what the /sys/class.../rf_kill option says), there
    is no way to turn it back on.

Out of interest, do you have one of these?

/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-dell-rfkill-switch.fdi
 
No, what I have is:

/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-dell-rfkill-switch-wlan.fdi
/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10- dell-rfkill-bluetooth.fdi
/usr/share/hal/fdi/information/10freedesktop/10-ipw-rfkill-switch.fdi


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