Nit picky stuf
ibmalone at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 22:02:47 UTC 2006
Douglas Phillipson wrote:
> I have a HP Pavilion DV4000 Laptop running FC4. It works wonderfully
> well. That stated, there are a few little nit picky things that bug me.
> Some of the buttons on it don't work the way they do with that "other"
> OS. There is a "Wireless" button that disables the wireless function
> that I would like to work. I am an astronomer and when I'm out in the
> field I would like to disable wireless to save the battery. I'm not
> sure if "ifconfig eth1 down" actually turns off the wireless
> transmitter. I know that pushing this button under the "other" OS does
> turn it off. Any opinions on this would be greatly appreciated. Is
> there a way to link a command to this button?
I don't know about the button, but the command you're looking for is
(man iwconfig, look for power)
It sounds like the button may be acpid related, man acpid might be a
start point, but I've never done enough with it to know. (The other
possibility is hal, <http://hal.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/hal>)
The card should be able to power off: I think this is a requirement
for RF devices in many regions.
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