LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Gentoo
User Name
Password
Gentoo This forum is for the discussion of Gentoo Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2010, 06:02 PM   #1
hoang519
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Nov 2009
Location: Windsor Ontario Canada
Distribution: Slackware 13.0
Posts: 10

Rep: Reputation: 1
SIOCSIFFLAGS; unknown error 132 on gentoo 2.6.31-r6 aspire 1410 netbook


ok first of all let me start by saying that i have already searched the hell out of linuxquestions.org and the entire internet for a problem with this error.

I've found many solutions, all of which having to do with rfkill and hw switches for wlan devices. i downloaded and installed rfkill and used it, but to no avail.

im posting this thread becuz my acer aspire 1410 is doin something that no one is posting..

when i do a rfkill list

it shows my wlan0 card a
- softblocked yes
- hardblocked yes

so i turn the HW switch to on, and do a
# rfkill unblock all

and my card is unblocked, (this is the so called "work around" that i've been finding on the net)

but it fails.

i noticed that when i have it all un blocked the error output turns into

SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such file or directory.

as opposed to : Unknown error 132, when its hardblocked.

I'm wondering if anyone knows a way to fix this in 2.6.31-r6, without having to downgrade the kernel.

so far, downgrading the kernel is the only solution im finding, and the amount of time it took me to get a working gentoo was insane.

any help much appreciated.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 04:40 PM   #2
d2_racing
Gentoo support team
 
Registered: May 2009
Location: Ste-Foy,Québec,Canada
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 115

Rep: Reputation: 17
Are you sure that your wifi switch is really enable physically on your laptop ?

Also, Unknown error 132 is a typical error for that.

And for your rkill switch problem, maybe you could remove the option from the kernel and retry if your wlan0 comes up.
 
  


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
Acer AS 1410 (Netbook). Error during install. ATL1C danesco Debian 5 12-07-2009 04:39 PM
[SOLVED] siocsifflags unknown error 132 - wlan0 intel wifi 5100 botnet Slackware 2 11-27-2009 06:44 PM
Slackware 13 on a aspire one netbook faiscaheisler Slackware - Installation 18 09-21-2009 11:48 PM
Acer Aspire One netbook heating iceman3 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 10 08-05-2009 04:10 AM
Slack box with IPW2200 on Aspire 1410 not being detected Unregistered_Guest Linux - Wireless Networking 0 09-14-2005 11:07 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:20 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