Bug 461329 - Enable/Disable Wireless Fn Key not working on Eee PC
Enable/Disable Wireless Fn Key not working on Eee PC
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Reported: 2008-09-05 17:58 EDT by Luis Felipe Marzagao
Modified: 2009-12-18 01:22 EST (History)
5 users (show)

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Description Luis Felipe Marzagao 2008-09-05 17:58:09 EDT
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
kernel 2.6.27-0.305.rc5.git6.fc10.i686

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora on Eee PC 4G
2. Try to use Fn+F2

Actual results:
Nothing happens

Expected results:
Wireless should turn off/on
Comment 1 Christopher D. Stover 2008-11-02 16:34:59 EST
Are you still experiencing this problem with newer kernels?
Comment 2 Luis Felipe Marzagao 2008-11-03 16:47:42 EST
Christopher: Yes. I'm using F10 with

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
rmmod ath5k
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.

Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2008-11-25 21:58:33 EST
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 10 development cycle.
Changing version to '10'.

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