Wifi Can't turn on, on ASUS EeePC 1215K (openSUSE 11.4)

hi all,

i need help here, I’m new for openSUSE, I’m installing openSUSE 11.4 at my Asus 1215K laptop, it’s work great, but when i try to turn on my wireless using wifi button, it’s still off. and then i try type lspci -vnn at terminal, i see the hardware(atheros AR9285) and the hardware was detected by openSUSE, can someone help me how to turn on the hardware ??? >,<

Try adding this repo
Index of /repositories/driver:/wireless/11.4-update

You also need to check via the command rfkill as to what the state is, open a terminal and as root user run;

zypper in rfkill
rfkill list

If the one for the ‘wireless lan’ is softblocked, then run the command;

rfkill unblock 1

Assuming 1 is the ‘identifier’ for ‘wireless lan’

thanks for the advice, i was add the repo, and update the wifi kernel, but it still can’t make me turn on the wifi using wifi button.
and i was install rfkill,
result when i type rfkill list :
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked : no
Hard Blocked : yes

what should i do now?


sudo rfkill unblock all

i was type rfkill unblock all, but the result still same, hard blocked : yes,
i’m very confused >,<

Is there windows on this machine
Does it work?

If the ‘hard block’ is on, this means the physical switch is the issue,
need to maybe play with the switch…

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel
up 0:48, 3 users, load average: 0.04, 0.06, 0.05
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 270.41.06

yes, i have windows 7, the wifi button is working normally.

yea, the issue is, openSUSE can’t detect the wifi button, what should i do??
should i report this bug/issue ??
very need help here:(

So in windows, does it disable it when shutting down/rebooting?

yea, when i shutdown my laptop, my wifi always turned off(at windows),

anyone can help me? should i upgrade the kernel to 2.6.39 ??

I’ve got an ASUS 1015pn, wifibutton doesn’t work there either, although I’ve changed the keyboard settings to an ASUS portable and other buttons work. Only thing I had to do was to install kernel-firmware to get the Broadcom wifi-card to work, maybe try that if you haven’t yet?

Same trouble with HP Pavilion dv2500 and 07:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02). Detected out of the box but turned absolutely off, rfkill lists all blocked, rfkill unblock all freezes. Previous installation of 11.4 worked OK, after new installation to ssd I am not capable of turning wifi on. No winOS on the disk, Ubuntu live starts with wifi turned off but switching the hw switch turns it on.