Andy, thanks for the feedback. The issues you are having don't relate to the GUI directly, as the GUI really only passes commands to the existing driver. The acerhk driver was installed by default on my system. Now, let me see if I can help with this:
Originally Posted by Count Belisarius
a. If your LED doesn't come on when you in fact have the driver active, then you will need to modify the /etc/modprobe.d/options file. See my first post in this thread regarding that.
b. If your LED does come on all the time when the driver is active, but the problem is that your driver isn't always active at reboot, then you have a different problem. To that I reference you to this outstanding blog post (and a post of the content of my /etc/modules file) Basically, you should be able to edit the file
My /etc/modules file:
sudo gedit /etc/modules
c. My acerhk.ko file is located here (note, yours may be slightly different, but should be in the Kernel you are booting from)
# /etc/modules: kernel modules to load at boot time.
# This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded
# at boot time, one per line. Lines beginning with "#" are ignored.
# ADD FOR TABLET PC
# END ADD FOR TABLET PC
d. Finally, your driver issue may be less with acerhk than it is with your wireless card driver. Keep in mind that the acerhk driver is only a driver that interfaces with some specific hardware keys. While it may activate the card, if after activated Linux is having problems loading your wireless driver, that could be the entire source of your problems. What kind of wireless card are you using in the computer?
I hope this helps. Sorry it is a bit outside of my area, but guilty by association.
I apologize for the extended delay in my response. I usually get email notification, but Yahoo has been acting up and not sending me email alerts when I get new mail.
Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate the feedback and look forward to an update to what the issue turned out or more specific symptoms. I empathize with you. I had a laptop with a Broadcom card which constantly gave me issues. It was up... then down... then up...