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Mikesoft 01-11-2007 03:55 PM

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?

Brian1 01-11-2007 05:10 PM

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.


alphomega 01-11-2007 05:36 PM

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.

Brian1 01-11-2007 05:46 PM

Might check out and see if notebook is listed or similiar. Maybe some list usage of function keys.


Mikesoft 01-12-2007 08:36 AM

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?


Brian1 01-13-2007 10:10 AM

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


Mikesoft 01-13-2007 03:48 PM

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?

Brian1 01-14-2007 10:30 AM

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


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