wlan0 Problems

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Sat Nov 26 04:42:21 UTC 2011

Mike Dwiggins writes:

> My wife's HP Pavilion is driving me crazy.  It is a built in Wireless
> setup (Centrino built-in chip).  Every time I try to activate it in
> fc14.X86_64 I get the "Unable to Activate due to RF-kill" message!
> Yum info rfkill returns that rfkill is not installed.  I am lost, do I
> need to install rfkill and then issue an unblock command?
> I have tried everything else but do not want to install something I do
> not need.

Just an off the wall suggestion: take a close look and see if there's a  
tiny hardware switch that turns wireless on/off, somewhere on the side of  
the laptop.

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