[ubuntu-uk] Niggling wireless issue

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Sat Oct 20 23:39:39 BST 2007

That's interesting. On my X31 (great laptop) the Fn-F5 combo does
nothing, I have read that it should operate the bluetooth adapter - I
have to switch it manually if it should get turned off by accident. I
don't have the standard wireless card though, this could account for the


On Sat, 2007-10-20 at 23:25 +0100, David Martin wrote:
>         What model is your laptop? With my ThinkPad I can turn off
>         various
>         internal devices including the Wireless adapter. In Windows
>         it's a 
>         checkbox to switch on and off but in Ubuntu I have to send
>         commands to
>         ACPI files in /proc. I believe there are several laptops that
>         work in
>         the same way.
>         Hope this helps.
>         Tom
> On my Thinkpad X31 with Ubuntu just using the Fn+F5 key
> disables/enables the wireless adapter. Or, the software option, right
> click the network manager on the panel and tick 'Enable Wireless'
> works for me.
> Dave

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