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Ticket #2409 (new defect)

Opened 12 years ago

Madwifi working on hp dv5 Pavilion Series (Atheros 5007)

Reported by: Assigned to:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: madwifi: driver Version: v0.9.4
Keywords: RFKill Switch fix Cc:
Patch is attached: 0 Pending: 0


I finally succeeded getting wifi to work on my hp Pavilion dv5. I am running suse 11.2 with the latest kernel and madwifi download.

The problem was the RFKill switch!! (its a softkey button on the hp's) Couldn't disable it, not even modprobe ath_pci rfkill=0

Finally, I disabled it through HARDWARE.

The PCI express mini card needs to have pin #20 taped!

(This is similar in function to pin #13 on the older pci cards. as written in: Possible workaround for problems with mini-PCI cards USERDOC)

Please attach to the docs. Hope this helps!

Sincerely, George