wlan0 Problems

Mike Dwiggins mike at azdwiggins.com
Sat Nov 26 06:06:45 UTC 2011

On 11/25/2011 9:42 PM, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
> 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.
Tried that, there is a surface tap switch just like the one for Audio.  
It has no effect since Fedora was installed.

The root of the problem seems to be that this version of Fedora does not 
want to activate the wireless.  My HP G64 with the same software version 
has no problems whatsoever!  It is indeed frustrating.

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