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kikapu
April 28th, 2008, 10:53 PM
Hi,

i have a Thinkpad T61 with an Intel 4965 agn wireless card. After some problems, i finally got Wireless to work by installing Wicd and got rid of gnome network manager.
The only problem i have is that of the wireless led is not working.
Wicd it uses "wext" as WPA Supplicant Driver. I have read at the net that the driver for the iwl4965 is causing troubles and is propably responsible for the not working led.

My question is: As i understand, Wicd is not using iwl and the like. If so, can i remove iwl4965, iwlwifi_mac80211 and cfg80211 from the list of loading modules without causing any troubles to my system ?

Thanks for any help!

EarloftheWest
April 29th, 2008, 12:19 AM
I have the 3965 intel card on my t61 and my led isn't working either.
I've also had a problem with it connecting to wireless networks with hidden SSIDs.
I think a kernel recompile may be needed to get the led working.
According to the driver site:
http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/
The LED should be working.
UPDATE:
I just reviewed the site and it looks like LED has been worked on and should be working in the most recent driver. The most recent driver isn't included in Hardy.
Any brave soul want to install the new drivers and provide their experience?
Another update:
I followed the information for installing the most recent driver. No led light. Bummer. I'd like a little more bling.
Can anyone tell me how to check to see which driver my wireless is using and get the date of the drivers it's using? I want to make sure it's using what I just installed.
Thanks.
Another update.
I followed this guide:
http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/200...-ubuntu-hardy/
My LED is now on all the time. It should flicker as the data is transfered.

kikapu
April 29th, 2008, 08:29 AM
I followed this guide:
http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/200...-ubuntu-hardy/
My LED is now on all the time. It should flicker as the data is transfered.

Hmmm..link is not working, i think is not correctly written (and i desperately need this)

EDIT: You meant this ?
http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/

EarloftheWest
April 29th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Yep. That's the link.

EarloftheWest
May 2nd, 2008, 02:04 AM
I'm willing to apply the patch that's listed here:
http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1209

if someone can point me to a how to on how to do it.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

kikapu
May 2nd, 2008, 08:35 AM
I'm willing to apply the patch that's listed here:
http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1209

if someone can point me to a how to on how to do it.

Can anybody point me in the right direction?

I applied the thing EarloftheWest said, and it is ok now!

reggie_mac
May 2nd, 2008, 11:16 AM
Hi, so I'm new to ubuntu and so far all is going well, the only issue i've had so far is getting the LED on the wirless to work properly. I've done the back port thing from http://linuxtechie.wordpress.com/2008/04/24/ and now the LED is constantly on rather than blinking when connected. Will installing the patch from http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1209 make it all go properly? and if so is this something i should sink my teeth into or is my level of n00bness going to cause more pain. If its one of those things that will probably be fixed in a couple of months or so in an update i think i'll just leave it.

Cheers

EarloftheWest
May 2nd, 2008, 10:48 PM
reggie_mac,
I noticed the same thing. The LED is on all the time. It should flicker like it did in Windows.
It's one of those non-essential things for me but I want to get it working because I just want it I suppose.

I do want to give this patch a try:
http://www.intellinuxwireless.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=1209
But it's a bit over my head at the moment.

Ayuthia
May 2nd, 2008, 11:12 PM
Have you already installed linux-backports-modules-hardy-generic? I thought that I read somewhere that it makes the LED work. It contains the iwl4965 module.

kikapu
May 2nd, 2008, 11:18 PM
Have you already installed linux-backports-modules-hardy-generic? I thought that I read somewhere that it makes the LED work. It contains the iwl4965 module.

Yes, it works but not flickering on data traffic. It remains ON. But when you hit Fn-F5 (on my laptop) you can turn it off.

reggie_mac
May 3rd, 2008, 12:25 AM
Im in the same boat, it works fine but the LED is always on, i just want it to flicker because i want it to. But im happy how it is now while i get everything else up and running.

BUGabundo
May 15th, 2008, 08:58 AM
did any u guys have trouble using the soft switch fn+F2?

i dont have any "real" button, just the keyboard shortcut, but I dont seem to be able to turn off the radio kill switch....

please help
more info at https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/32865

reggie_mac
May 30th, 2008, 12:12 AM
My kill switch isn't part of the Fn buttons, its a seperate switch on the front and its works fine. If i remember correctly i chose a different type of keyboard layout than the default to get all my Fn buttons working correctly, but i did that at the install. my setup is :

Keyboard Model : Generic 105-key (intl) PC
Layout : USA International (ALtGr dead keys)

I'd check out the keyboard stuff and maybe that'll sort you out.

sirix
June 8th, 2008, 05:41 PM
any updates?

EarloftheWest
July 16th, 2008, 08:44 PM
I posted my most recent experiences here:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=759157&page=2