[Bug 40844] Re: Wireless killswitch Error

Greg Taylor gtaylor at clemson.edu
Mon May 8 17:10:51 UTC 2006

I see there is now some extra dmesg output that will hopefully clear this up:

ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.

This is what happens when the switch is "off", IE: wireless is off, light is off. So basically this just looks to be an issue of wording. I question the wording used in this error message and would suggest instead that the switch be referred to as the Wireless Toggle switch, On being Wireless On, Off being Wireless off.

As it stands right now, Kill Switch On is somewhat of a double-positive, there should be no room for confusion.

So the correct error message I should be seeing is something like:

ipw2200: Wireless Toggle Button is Off:
Wireless Toggle Button must be on for wireless networking to work.

This is very obvious and leaves no room for confusion.

Wireless killswitch Error

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