Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 425797
Intel 4965 PRO Wireless LAN light is always "amber" (never "blue")
Last modified: 2008-07-24 18:46:16 EDT
Hardware: HP dv6662se notebook w/Intel 4965 PRO wireless LAN adapter
O/S: Fedora 8, off the DVD, with whatever updates Fedora pushed onto my
machine on 12/15/2007 (I apologize for not being more specific, but I don't
know exactly which component causes this bug, and probably wouldn't know how
to get the proper version number for it).
Wireless networking is working fine, but the wireless "indicator" light on the
notebook is always "amber", regardless of whether the notebook's wireless
switch is in the on or off position. It should be "blue" when wireless is on,
as far as I know (at least that the Windows behavior).
I marked this as "medium" severity because there are times when it is
important to have a clear indication of the wireless status, e.g., on an
I think this was resolved with a kernel update on March 28, 2008. That's about
the time the light started working on my iwl3945 at least. I'm running F9 but it
looks like this update happened for F8 as well. I think this bug should be filed
as a kernel or driver bug, rather than NetworkManager. Also, to check the
version for NetworkManager, at the command line try "rpm -qa | grep
NetworkManager" for NetworkManager, or "rpm -qa | grep kernel" for the kernel,
etc. Hope that helps.
This is definitely a kernel driver issue. Looks like it's been resolved.