Bug 467747 - wireless on a thinkpad not working (killswitch issue)
wireless on a thinkpad not working (killswitch issue)
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
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Reported: 2008-10-20 13:31 EDT by Bryan Kearney
Modified: 2008-10-22 08:57 EDT (History)
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Description Bryan Kearney 2008-10-20 13:31:01 EDT
Description of problem:

I am not sure of the correct component. But my current issue is that my t60p will not recognize wireless networks. I see the following in /var/log/messages:


Oct 20 11:33:15 dhcp231-81 kernel: thinkpad_acpi: radio switch found; radios are disabled

<snip>
Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  Found radio killswitch /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/ipw_wlan_switch

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  eth0: driver is 'e1000e'.

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  Found new Ethernet device 'eth0'.

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_16_41_12_5d_ff

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  wlan0: driver is 'iwl3945'.

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  wlan0: driver supports SSID scans (scan_capa 0x01).

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  Found new 802.11 WiFi device 'wlan0'.

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): exported as /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/net_00_13_02_4a_15_d7

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the supplicant...

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  Trying to start the system settings daemon...

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  (eth0): carrier now ON (device state 1)

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant manager is now in state 1 (from 0).

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <info>  (wlan0): supplicant manager is now in state 1 (from 0).

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 nm-system-settings: Loaded plugin ifcfg-fedora: (c) 2007 - 2008 Red Hat, Inc.  To report bugs please use the NetworkManager mailing list.

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 kernel: Loading iSCSI transport class v2.0-869.

Oct 20 11:33:19 dhcp231-81 kernel: iscsi: registered transport (tcp)

Oct 20 11:33:20 dhcp231-81 NetworkManager: <WARN>  killswitch_getpower_reply(): Error getting killswitch power: hal-ipw-killswitch-linux returned 255.



In addition, when I attempt to start the wpa_supplicant service I get the following:

[root@dhcp231-81 log]# service wpa_supplicant stop

Stopping wpa_supplicant:                                   [  OK  ]

[root@dhcp231-81 log]# service wpa_supplicant start

Starting wpa_supplicant: /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf, , dbus_bus_request_name[dbus]: Resource temporarily unavailable

Failed to initialize wpa_supplicant

                                                           [FAILED]

[root@dhcp231-81 log]#
Comment 1 Dan Williams 2008-10-20 13:41:58 EDT
What's your kernel version?

Is the switch on (ie, wireless is stopped) or off (ie, wireless is allowed) when the problem occurs?  Is this hardware switch, or the Fn+F5 button your keyboard?
Comment 2 Bryan Kearney 2008-10-22 08:57:57 EDT
Latest update seems to have resolved the problem. Must have been some user error.

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