Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 461329
Enable/Disable Wireless Fn Key not working on Eee PC
Last modified: 2009-12-18 01:22:07 EST
Description of problem:
Function Key F2 (enable/disable wireless) is not working.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
eeepc-laptop.ko: Eee PC Hotkey Driver
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora on Eee PC 4G
2. Try to use Fn+F2
Wireless should turn off/on
Are you still experiencing this problem with newer kernels?
Christopher: Yes. I'm using F10 with 22.214.171.124-68.
The only way I can turn wireless off and actually save some power is to manually load the pciehp module and then remove the ath5k module, something like this:
service NetworkManager stop
modprobe pciehp pciehp_force=1
ifconfig wlan0 down
echo 0 > /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state
service NetworkManager start
If I only do the echo 0 stuff, then only the led goes off, but wireless still gets surrounding devices, as reported here:
If there is any other information I could provide, please tell me.
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.
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