[ubuntu-uk] Niggling wireless issue

Josh Blacker jkblacker at gmail.com
Sun Oct 21 20:48:13 BST 2007


On 10/21/07, Josh Blacker <jkblacker at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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
> >
> > --
> > ubuntu-uk at lists.ubuntu.com
> > https://lists.ubuntu.com/mailman/listinfo/ubuntu-uk
> > https://wiki.kubuntu.org/UKTeam/
> >
>
> 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?
>
> Cheers,
>
>
> --
> Josh Blacker
>

I checked my BIOS settings and for some reason wireless was set by
default to be 'off' on boot up, so I changed this. Hopefully this will
cause no more problems!

-- 
Josh Blacker



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