Re: turning on the wireless card
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Barry Tepperman wrote:
The hard disk crashed on my Dell Inspiron 6000 and after replacing it
I've installed JUST FC5 - NO Windows. Have followed all the steps to
download and install all the drivers and firmware I need to get my
builtin wireless (Intel Pro Wireless 2200) working - and Network
Control panel tells me everything is in place. But... when I go to
activate the card it can't be found and I get an error message asking
me if the cable is connected. I have read elsewhere that one bug in
FC5 on this machine is that it doesn't switch the wireless card on and
that the fix is to go back into Windows and switch it on there. Well,
folks, I don't have Windows and really don't want to install it just
for that. Any suggestions about how to switch it on within FC5?
Before you get to X windows, or init 3, and toggle wireless card on with
the FN/Wireless keys.
It won't work with X up because the keys will be processed by X and not
passed to the MB firmware.
But always right after boot while still testing hardware, the FN
(function)/Wireless key (hold down the function key and press the key
with the wireless icon on it) works.
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