Description of problem:
After booting and logging into an account, it is impossible to enable wireless in the notebook (Acer Aspire 1830T) by typing <Fn>-<F3> key to toggle wireless. The Fn-F3 keystroke successfully toggles Bluetooth on and off, but the WLAN consistently stays at
[root@localhost ~]# rfkill list 0
0: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: no
, making it impossible to turn on wireless in KNetworkManager.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
3. attempt to toggle KNetworkManager "Enable Wireless" checkbox
Wireless LAN soft-blocked
Wireless LAN Soft *and* Hard *unblocked.
Similar behavior is reported in Bug 595931 and 597007. In 597007 the problem is tracked to the acer_wmi module wmi alias reading,
[root@localhost ~]# modinfo acer_wmi
, while the first alias should read *should* read (42fd -> 42FD)
,for consistency with the /sys/class/6AF4F258-B401-42FD-BE91-3D4AC2D7C0D3 directory.
It appears this error is reintroduced in the aforementioned kernels.
applied to git, will be in the next build.
apologies for the delay.
kernel-188.8.131.52-100.fc14 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 14.
* should fix your issue,
* was pushed to the Fedora 14 testing repository,
* should be available at your local mirror within two days.
Update it with:
# su -c 'yum update --enablerepo=updates-testing kernel-184.108.40.206-100.fc14'
as soon as you are able to, then reboot.
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kernel-220.127.116.11-100.fc14 has been pushed to the Fedora 14 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
Not sure this is the same bug, but I just upgraded from kernel-18.104.22.168-97.fc14 to kernel-22.214.171.124-100.fc14, and wireless stopped working, ifconfig does not see my wireless network card. With kernel 14-97, it reports:
eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 68:A3:C4:2C:A7:20
inet addr:192.168.1.5 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::6aa3:c4ff:fe2c:a720/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:518127 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:78421
TX packets:264645 errors:6 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
RX bytes:776220522 (740.2 MiB) TX bytes:20699298 (19.7 MiB)
With 14-100, there is nothing listed. It's a Dell inspiron N7010 laptop, not sure about the exact wireless network chipset. I reverted back to the old (97) kernel for now and it works just fine. Any help is appreciated.