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Envergure
September 17th, 2008, 01:58 AM
After turning my wireless off i can't turn it on again without rebooting. I have an Acer Aspire 5920, and i installed a different driver which was supposed to make the wireless LED work. Any help?

To turn it off i just press a button on one side of the keyboard. After that, if i right-click the network tray icon "enable wireless" is greyed out.

Dao984
September 19th, 2008, 03:45 PM
run in terminal:

sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

Bun i dont' know how turn on wi-fi from wireless

Envergure
September 21st, 2008, 02:36 AM
SIOCSIFFLAGS: No such device

Dao984
September 21st, 2008, 05:23 PM
u can try:


sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-hardy

Envergure
September 23rd, 2008, 09:59 PM
No. Is it likely to magically start working once i have Intrepid installed?

Envergure
September 26th, 2008, 08:12 PM
I've come up with a temporary workaround: I can turn it on by hitting the button, suspending my computer and waking it up again.

tfm_copycat
November 15th, 2008, 03:58 PM
I've come up with a temporary workaround: I can turn it on by hitting the button, suspending my computer and waking it up again.

Or rebooting into windows to turn wifi on. Isn't there a workaround? I couldn't care less about the led (in fact, I prefer that it doesn't blink at all) but the functionality of the switch (which worked flawlessly in HH) now is gone.

No solutions so far??

zloyzenka
March 12th, 2009, 08:32 PM
have same problem with same laptop.