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[gNewSense-users] Re: wireless on lemote metad

From: Daniel Clark
Subject: [gNewSense-users] Re: wireless on lemote metad
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2010 04:48:54 -0500
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Sam Geeraerts wrote:
> Karl Goetz schreef:
>> On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 17:52:12 -0500
>> Quiliro Ordóñez <address@hidden> wrote:
>>> 2010/1/29 Karl Goetz <address@hidden>:
>>>> On Thu, 28 Jan 2010 21:40:46 -0500
>>>> Quiliro Ordóñez <address@hidden>
>>>> wrote:
>>>>> I can't use my wireless. The module rtl8187b is loaded and I can
>>>>> see wlan0 but it does not see any network with scan on iwlist.
>>>> Whats changed recently? check dmesg, I noticed my wifi was getting
>>>> renamed to wlan1 (reason unknown).
>>> It's a brand new installation from
>> dmesg and syslog give no clues?
> I also don't have wifi on my fresh install. I do have it on my old
> install with the same kernel (.32.4). Module rtl8187b shows up in lsmod
> output of both, but "Used by" count is 0 in the fresh install and 2 in
> the old install. wlan0 shows up in both 'iwconfig' and 'ifconfig -a', so
> it hasn't been renamed. Networkmanager doesn't list any wireless
> connections. 'iwlist wlan0 scan' (as root) says "wlan0  Failed to read
> scan data : Operation not permitted". The wifi LED is on all the time.
> Pressing Fn+F5 doesn't change anything. dmesg shows a few of these:
> rtl8187: rtl8187_open process failed because radio off
> syslog doesn't show anything strange.

You can also try (as root):

1. Compile and install the "rfkill" program, and then do the command
that unsomethings everything (sorry, don't have a yeeloong atm, soon...)

rfkill needs to be in gns repo; I'll go see/open a bug...

2. echo 1 > /sys/class/rfkill/rfkill0/state

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