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Dell Laptop LED not working

Hello,

I have installed archlinux successfully on my laptop (dell inspiron 630m). It has now a dual boot configuration with windows xp. On it I have the option to enable wifi using the fn+f2 keys. This works on xp as the wifi l.e.d glows when i do that. but in linux it doesn't.

Will my wifi work in arch??? Do I need a driver or sort to get that led lit.

And oh many thanks to TheRobGraves who guided me step by step to archlinux and to point me to this forum. Sorry i didn't refer you.

Much help needed on this issue here.

Thanks

~akts

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  • You might want to check lspci and lsusb to see what wireless card you have, you will certainly need to install the drivers for it. It would be helpful if you could post the output of both commands in here.

    The other thing is that the Fn key might not work in linux, depending on how it's configured (BIOS or Software depending on manufacturors) but either way you will be able to switch it on and off in a way.
  • aktsakts Registered
    Armageddon wrote:
    The other thing is that the Fn key might not work in linux, depending on how it's configured (BIOS or Software depending on manufacturors) but either way you will be able to switch it on and off in a way.

    Why is that???? that key is what actually turns my wireless connection on and off right?????.... and also pressing that enables bluetooth too... but the blutooth led works fine. right now i'm no where near my laptop, so i'll post the outputs when i get home.

    Thanks for the reply.
  • akts wrote:
    Armageddon wrote:
    The other thing is that the Fn key might not work in linux, depending on how it's configured (BIOS or Software depending on manufacturors) but either way you will be able to switch it on and off in a way.

    Why is that???? that key is what actually turns my wireless connection on and off right?????.... and also pressing that enables bluetooth too... but the blutooth led works fine. right now i'm no where near my laptop, so i'll post the outputs when i get home.

    Thanks for the reply.

    Bluetooth and Wireless are two different drivers.

    And because as I said "The other thing is that the Fn key might not work in linux, depending on how it's configured (BIOS or Software depending on manufacturors) but either way you will be able to switch it on and off in a way."
  • aktsakts Registered
    Well i'm home... this is the output of lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 03)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX (rev 02)
    02:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller
    02:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 19)
    02:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 0a)
    02:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 05)
    02:03.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05)
    and this is the output of lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 045e:00e1 Microsoft Corp. Wireless Laser Mouse 6000 Reciever
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
  • I think this thread should help you from the archlinux wiki... I'm assuming you are using arch due to the rc.conf...

    https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?id=51373
  • aktsakts Registered
    Thanks it worked...though the led doesn't light
  • As long as the wireless works ;)
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