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szboardstretcher 08-02-2010 02:23 PM

Intel Wifi 5300 AGN freezes Dell XPS when pressing wifi button
I have a Dell XPS 1640 with an Intel Corp. PRO/Wireless 5300 AGN wifi card. When i press the radio on/off button, fedora goes to a screen with the fedora logo, starts blinking the caps lock and becomes completely non-responsive to keypresses or mouse. I have to shut it down after.

So, how do I make the radion on/off button work correctly?


# lspci | grep Intel
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5300 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection

# iwconfig | grep wlan

wlan0 IEEE 802.11abgn Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=15 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:off

# lsmod|grep wmi
dell_wmi 1561 0
wmi 5620 1 dell_wmi

szboardstretcher 08-03-2010 08:19 AM

any ideas?

szboardstretcher 08-04-2010 10:04 AM

Any pointers?

szboardstretcher 08-05-2010 09:12 AM

Come on. 3 days and not a single idea?

szboardstretcher 08-12-2010 08:30 AM

Well, if anyone runs into this thread, looking for help with this issue -- I'm sorry to report that there is none. No one has any help to give on the issue.

I do have a solution for you that worked for me.

Uninstall Fedora and install Ubuntu. For the XPS 1640 all the drivers are already there, unlike Fedora.

szboardstretcher 08-30-2010 09:33 AM

Update: Fedora 13 does the same crap.

Stick to Ubuntu,.. Fedora sucks. Oh, and support for fedora? Its laughable.

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