LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Fedora
User Name
Password
Fedora This forum is for the discussion of the Fedora Project.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 01-11-2007, 03:55 PM   #1
Mikesoft
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: England, Cheam
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 96

Rep: Reputation: 15
Asus laptop turning on wireless? (actual wireless works when on)


Basically I have an Asus laptop, A3E model. It has built in wireless that works... when it is switched on. Fedora Core 6 has detected the hardware correctly.

To turn the wireless on in windows I can just click a key on the keyboard to turn it on. However I cant seem to do this in Fedora.

How would I be able to turn on the wireless in Fedora?
 
Old 01-11-2007, 05:10 PM   #2
Brian1
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel 2.6.23.1, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 61
Items like this don't normally work because the key is properitory feature to Windows. But give this a try. Open a terminal window and run the command xev.
Now press the key you use to turn on the wireless. Does it provide a keycode info when pressed. Post output if so. Stop there till we see which way to go from there. Other idea if no keycode is program other keys to run some scripts.

Brian
 
Old 01-11-2007, 05:36 PM   #3
alphomega
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2006
Location: southampton
Distribution: Fedora, CentOS
Posts: 17

Rep: Reputation: 0
These shortcut keys really annoy me. My toshiba laptop the function keys are not seen at all by xev and in windows without a drtiver loaded they are not seen as well. I have a logitech keyboard and ive only succesfully mapped half of the multimedia keys. And what really gets on my tits is you cant seem to buy a keyboard without that damm windows flag key.
 
Old 01-11-2007, 05:46 PM   #4
Brian1
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel 2.6.23.1, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 61
Might check out http://www.linux-laptop.net/ and see if notebook is listed or similiar. Maybe some list usage of function keys.

Brian
 
Old 01-12-2007, 08:36 AM   #5
Mikesoft
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: England, Cheam
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 96

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I ran the command but the shortcut key was not detected 'Fn + F2'.

I also looked at the website and some similar Asus laptops seem to have the same wireless shortcut problem.

Is there any other ways to attempt to fix this problem?

Mike
 
Old 01-13-2007, 10:10 AM   #6
Brian1
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel 2.6.23.1, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 61
I have no other ideas. My experience is related to xev only. My only thought is backward engineer the windows utility.

Brian
 
Old 01-13-2007, 03:48 PM   #7
Mikesoft
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: England, Cheam
Distribution: Fedora Core 6
Posts: 96

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ah well! Thanks for the help anyway. Do you reckon if I ran windows xp in VMware I could turn the wireless on that way?
 
Old 01-14-2007, 10:30 AM   #8
Brian1
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Seymour, Indiana
Distribution: Distribution: RHEL 5 with Pieces of this and that. Kernel 2.6.23.1, KDE 3.5.8 and KDE 4.0 beta, Plu
Posts: 5,700

Rep: Reputation: 61
No that would not work because the Guest uses virtual generic hardware. It does know things like the real video card you have.

Brian
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Broadcom Wireless (BCM4306) Wireless problems: modprobe ndiswrapper freezes HP Laptop shthap3ns Linux - Hardware 11 02-11-2007 12:53 PM
wireless linux not connecting to router pc, windows wireless works glorsplitz Linux - Wireless Networking 1 10-01-2006 07:59 PM
Asus laptop, onboard wireless? kouldeka Linux - Wireless Networking 1 10-21-2005 03:09 AM
Pondering the validity of turning laptop into wireless hub. numerous Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 01-18-2005 09:22 PM
What popular wireless card works with a Linux laptop? wintel_shmintel Linux - Wireless Networking 7 07-24-2003 09:08 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:52 PM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration