wlan0 Problems

Lawrence Graves lgraves95 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 26 06:19:43 UTC 2011

On 11/25/2011 11:06 PM, Mike Dwiggins wrote:
> 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.
I am having the same problem. Every since I had install Fedora 16, my 
nvidia drivers won't compile. I get an error message that says iwlan 
won't compile. I think it is a firmware problem.
Lawrence Graves All things are workable but don't all things work.
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