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Bug 153046

Summary: Get "ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On" after switch back from Ethernet to Wireless network after reboot.
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Jason Lim <filex>
Component: kernelAssignee: Dave Jones <davej>
Status: CLOSED CANTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Description Jason Lim 2005-04-01 04:12:33 UTC
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Description of problem:
So far I have this problem with my latop Acer TravelMate 6000. 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Restart the linux box with only ethernet(eth0) network connection. 
2. Restart again with only wireless(eth1-ipw2200-1.0.2) network connection.
3. Get "invalid MAC Address...ignoring" when machine startup
4. Check /var/log/message OR dmesg get: 
 Mar 28 10:02:48 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
Mar 28 10:02:48 localhost kernel: ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
Mar 28 10:02:48 localhost kernel: Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.

Actual Results:  This file /sys/bus/pci/drivers/ipw2200/0000\:02\:04.0/rf_kill give me "2" instead of normal as"0"

Additional info:

Temporary solution: 
Boot with Win XP and press "enable wireless connection button" and reboot.
Everything will go back to normal.

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-04 04:52:59 UTC
*** Bug 153057 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 18:39:36 UTC
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-10-03 00:58:55 UTC
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.