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Old 05-26-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
byhisdeeds
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Wireless not working with FC9 on Dell XPS M1530.


I have installed FC9 on a Dell XPS M1530 and am having problems with the wireless connectivity which was working with FC8 on the same laptop. I get the following from dmesg:

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iwl3945: Detected Intel Wireless WiFi Link 3945ABG
iwl3945: Error: saturation power is -1, less than minimum expected 40
iwl3945: Invalid power index
iwl3945: initializing regulatory failed: -5
ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:0b:00.0 disabled
iwl3945: probe of 0000:0b:00.0 failed with error -5
......

Can anyone tell me what seems to be happening and if there is anything I can do to fix it. Ocassionally I get it to work after restarting NetworkManager. I'm right beside the wireless hub so it should not be signal strength.

John
 
Old 05-26-2008, 05:09 PM   #2
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it looks to me like someone stuffed up when they hooked it up in your system, it looks like electricity is flowing the wrong way through it, but its unlikely, i'm not sure other than that what would cause it
 
  


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