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Re: Concerning wireless light on my laptop



On Nov 12, 2007 11:06 AM, Tim <ignored_mailbox yahoo com au> wrote:
> Tim:
> >> But mine doesn't actually use them for activity status.  They don't
> >> change when using wireless (i.e. there's no blinking during reception
> >> not transmission), and they don't change for network availability (it's
> >> lit if you've enabled your wireless hardware, whether or not their is
> >> another wireless device to connect to).
>
> Christoph Höger:
> > what hardware (and what driver) do you use? I saw this with iwl3945.
> > That is not very surprising as iwl3945 is still beta software.
>
> [tim suspishus ~]$ /sbin/lspci | grep ireless
> 03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
>

The ipw3945 driver does work and it controls the LED for the wifi.  If
this really bothers you, then blacklist the iwl3945 module and install
the ipw3945 version 1.2.1.  It works fine for me.

pj




> It uses whatever driver it finds automatically, as came with the
> original installation.  I've not added anything, it worked out of the
> box, so to speak.
>
> At least the networking works, even if the LED doesn't work
> properly.  ;-)
>
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