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Old 04-02-2009, 07:44 PM   #1
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Ubuntu/Debian: How do I "start" my wireless card?

I have an X61 with Ubuntu 8.10 loaded on to it. The X61 has a little switch on the front that turn the wireless card on and off; it also has a little status light on the bottom of the LCD that shows wireless card activity.

I started my laptop up and had forgotten to turn the wireless switch on and booted in to ubuntu. After the desktop loaded, I turned the switch on, but gnome network applet nor the status light did anything.

So, my question, how do I activate my wireless card when I forget to turn it on when I boot? restart udev or what?
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It should simply be a case of right clicking the network icon, then left clicking on edit connections. You'll see the wireless section.


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