It looks like the firmware is loaded OK
You may have to wait for a reply from someone more experienced.
But I do know that where there is no physical switch and only Fn key toggling, it can be problematic.
On 01/20/2012 11:16 PM, xeroblast wrote:
> thanks for the reply.
> here is the result of the lspci -nnk
> 07:00.0 Network Controller : Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4727] (rev 01)
> Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. Device [105b:e042]
> Kernel driver in use: brcm80211
This is not the device that is failing.
Actually, what kind of laptop do you have? These rfkill buttons need a wmi
(Windows Management Interface) handler. I’m sure you can guess who created this
abomination. I suppose the key is a few cents cheaper than a real switch, but
I’m suspicious of Redmond’s motives.
It is entirely possible that a newer kernel might have fixed that particular
problem. You are using a 2.6.37 kernel; however, since then 2.6.38, 2.6.39, 3.0,
3.1, and 3.2 have been released.