[ubuntu-uk] Niggling wireless issue

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 10:39:42 BST 2007

On 10/20/07, David Martin <gotfirefox at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 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
> >
> > differences.
> >
> > Tom
> >
> >
> Ah, you must have a slight different model of the X31, as mines doesn't have
> bluetooth.
> My Thinkpad R50 has both wireless and bluetooth and the Fn+F5 key is
> supposed to cycle though all the on/off possibilities for both, but with
> Ubuntu it only seems to turn the bluetooth on and off not the wireless
> (though I haven't tested this in Gutsy yet.)
> Dave
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My laptop's an old Dell Inspiron 6000, Fn+F2 in Windows switches
wireless on and off, just tried it in Ubuntu and it sent the wireless
signal strength meter (cmon, you know what I mean) down to 0% until I
pressed it again, but apparently wireless is still enabled and I don't
lose the connection - odd!

How do I send commands to /proc to turn wireless on?


Josh Blacker

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