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From: "Rafael Almeida" <>
Subject: Re: Weird behaviour on iwl3945 module
Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 20:57:25 -0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 5:39 AM, Rafael Cunha de Almeida
<> wrote:
> Hello,
> I'm using Debian lenny (linux 2.6.26) and I have a iwl3945 wireless
> card. My laptop is a lenovo r61i. I've notice that, when I turn off
> the wireles/bluetooth switch the wireless module isn't removed, the
> kernel even displays a few warnings:
> % dmesg | tail -n11
> [ 1219.735652] iwl3945: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
> [ 1219.735652] Kill switch must be turned off for wireless networking to work.
> [ 1219.787767] usb 1-1: USB disconnect, address 2
> [ 1221.291865] iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
> [ 1221.294246] iwl3945: MAC is in deep sleep!
> [ 1221.341983] iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
> [ 1221.345953] iwl3945: MAC is in deep sleep!
> [ 1221.405968] iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
> [ 1221.450835] iwl3945: MAC is in deep sleep!
> [ 1221.612230] iwl3945: WARNING: Requesting MAC access during RFKILL wakes up NIC
> [ 1221.632612] ACPI: PCI interrupt for device 0000:03:00.0 disabled
> So, when I turn the switch back on, my wireless card is not
> operational. I have to manually remove and then reinstall the iwl3945
> module in order to the device to resume working. The bluetooth device
> doesn't have that issue.
> Is that an expected behaviour? Would it be impossible or undesirable
> to the kernel to behave differently? Is it already fixed in the newest
> kernel version (or on the -mm branch)? I am willing to hack into the
> kernel code in order to fix that problem, if someone would give me
> pointers of where to start.
> []'s
> Rafael

In order to give the issue some closure, I've recently had the chance
of running linux 2.6.28-rc2. The kill switch works fine on the new
version :-). I suggest anyone that's having problems with this
wireless card to upgrade their kernels, as things seems to have
changed recently.

  reply	other threads:[~2008-11-01 22:57 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 4+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2008-10-31  7:39 Rafael Cunha de Almeida
2008-11-01 22:57 ` Rafael Almeida [this message]
2008-10-31 11:01 Carsten Niehaus
2008-10-31 14:48 ` Iain

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