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Re: iwl3945 - kill switch issue - how do I contribute



On 9/2/07, dragoran <drago01 gmail com> wrote:
> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> > On 9/2/07, dragoran <drago01 gmail com> wrote:
> >
> >> Valent Turkovic wrote:
> >>
> >>> Hi, I have HP nx7300 laptop with Intel 3945ABG wifi card.
> >>>
> >>> It doesn't work under rawhide and I get a message after loading
> >>> iwl3945 module that my RF Kill Switch is ON even if it is OFF !
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >> maybe you are just confused here
> >> killswitch ON means card OFF
> >> killswitch OFF means card ON
> >>
> >
> > My killswitch is OFF this means that card should be ON, but it shows
> > as the switch is ON and therefore card if OFF no matter what I do.
> >
> >
> ok
> >> btw works for me (iwl3945; kernel-2.6.22.4-65.fc7; hw killswitch)
> >>
> >> does your card have an software or hardware killswitch?
> >>
> >
> > I have hardware killswitch as you can see:
> >
> > # cat /sys/bus/pci/drivers/iwl3945/module/drivers/pci\:iwl3945/0000\:10\:00.0/rf_kill
> > 2
> >
> > AFAIK "2" stands for hardware switch - which I disable but kernel
> > doesn't register it and is says that it is still enabled. In previous
> > versions of fedora it worked as it shouls. When I enable my wifi
> > (disable kill swithc) it works... and vice versa - not it just doesn't
> > work.
> >
> >
> previous fedora versions did not ship a driver for this card at all.. do
> you mean the ipw3945 driver?

I use rawhide (fedora devel version) with kernel 2.6.23-0.149.rc4.fc8
(latest for fedora rawhide) and it has iwl3945 modules.

/lib/modules/2.6.23-0.149.rc4.fc8/kernel/drivers/net/wireless/iwl3945.ko

> >> also what do you mean by "device list" does networkmanager not detect it?
> >>
> >
> > how can I check for this?
> >
> > see for your self:
> >
> > # iwconfig
> > lo        no wireless extensions.
> > eth0      no wireless extensions.
> >
> >
> ok
> >> I submitted patches for upstream hal to support iwl3945/4965 and ipw*
> >> killswitch so that nm works with them (patches are in hal 0.5.10-rcX
> >> which is in rawhide).
> >>
> >>> Where can I contribute my time and feedback? It fedora-devel an
> >>> appropriate mailing list or should I go upstream (where is iwl3945
> >>> project page?!?) ?
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >> http://intellinuxwireless.org/
> >> If you want to bring it upstream post to ipw3945-devel
> >> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/ipw3945-devel
> >>
> >
> > is this mailing list apropriate for iwl3945 or only for ipw3945?
> >
> >
> yes it is.
>

Ok, thanks

So any ideas? Any help from you or anybody else?


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