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Old 08-10-2007, 07:35 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: Slackware
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can't turn on wireless card

root@redrum:~# iwconfig eth1 power on
Error for wireless request "Set Power Management" (8B2C) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Input/output error.
root@redrum:~# iwconfig eth1 txpower on
Error for wireless request "Set Tx Power" (8B26) :
    SET failed on device eth1 ; Input/output error.
root@redrum:~# iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

eth1      radio off  ESSID:off/any  Nickname:"redrum"
          Mode:Managed  Channel:0  Access Point: Not-Associated
          Bit Rate:0 kb/s   Tx-Power=off   Sensitivity=8/0
          Retry limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
my card is an intel 2915 and has been working without problem for a while
i'm using up to date drivers, wireless tools, and firmware

thanks for any help
Old 08-10-2007, 10:19 PM   #2
Registered: Jul 2006
Distribution: Slackware
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issue is resolved
i decided to boot windows to see if it could turn on my card
it didn't at first but when i opened up the connection manager it told me to hit Fn+F2 to turn my card back, because those are the keys to do for my laptop
i remember hitting it while i was running linux, i didn't think it would do anything since i hadn't configured anything for that button
anyway i did it and rebooted slackware and now everything is fine
i wonder why iwconfig can't turn it back on though

hope this helps someone


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