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Old 02-26-2011, 04:17 PM   #1
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slackware not recognizing wifi switch being turned on


I turned my wifi switch off because I was on a plane, and wanted to save battery, but now Slackware isn't recognizing that it's being turned back on. I toggle the switch in XP, and the light goes from orange to blue, like normal, but no matter what I do in Slackware, the light stays orange. Wicd just tells me there are now wireless networks in range. My wireless card doesn't show up in ifconfig, but lspci shows it fine.

Do I need some sort of drivers for the switch?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 04:22 PM   #2
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Have you tried messing with rfkill to try to get it enabled?
 
Old 02-26-2011, 05:40 PM   #3
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As suggested above, rfkill is the place to start. You can get it from slackbuilds.

After you have it running try:

Code:
#rfkill unblock all
#rfkill list
if your lucky it will show both hard and soft unlocked. Wicd should take over from there.
 
Old 02-27-2011, 12:31 AM   #4
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As suggested above, rfkill is the place to start. You can get it from slackbuilds.

After you have it running try:

Code:
#rfkill unblock all
#rfkill list
if your lucky it will show both hard and soft unlocked. Wicd should take over from there.
Awesome, rfkill did it. Unblock all seemed to fix it, as when I did list, nothing was blocked.

Thanks a lot ! \o/
 
Old 02-27-2011, 12:44 AM   #5
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Not a problem. I know you are thanking em21701 also; I just got to the thread first....

But glad to hear rfkill worked. Mark your thread as [SOLVED] and give rep if need be.

Cheers,

Josh

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