Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 439743
Wireless status light blinks on HP dv6000
Last modified: 2008-04-01 14:27:13 EDT
On an HP dv6000 series notebook (dv6135nr IIRC), there is a light right next to
the rfkill switch that is supposed to indicate the status of the card - amber
for not working (i.e. no driver or rfkill activated) and blue for working. It
used to be amber all the time until recently - if even connected to a wireless
network. I dismissed that as not supported in Linux. Now, however, the thing
blinks! :) Could we either use this light or not? :)
I'm currently running 2.6.25-0.172.rc7.git4.fc9.x86_64 and the card is an iwl3945.
I'm not sure what the problem is? It is blinking because led support was
added to the driver...
Right - it should stay one color or the other (I think). I agree that this is
minor at best. What does the blinking signify?
It seems to just mean "associated" -- many people are complaining to them
upstream, so I bet that it will change...
It flashes on network activity, which is a little distracting on a notebook.