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Old 10-01-2011, 03:56 AM
Ben Hutchings
 
Default Bug#631664: Whishlist: Add support for software-rf-switch in Fujitsu-Siemens notebook

On Sat, 2011-06-25 at 23:17 +0200, Tino Schmidt wrote:
> Package: linux-image-2.6.32-686
> Severity: wishlist
>
> My notebook is an Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A1655G, which has a
> software-based RF-Switch. My wireless network card (
> Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN
> Controller (rev 02), ID 14e4:4318) would be unusable if there wasn't a
> project like http://sourceforge.net/projects/fsaa1655g/ which brings
> support at least for kernel 2.6.26. But there isn't any support beyond
> kernel 2.6.26. Is there any chance to include the data for the
> software-based RF-switch into 2.6.32?

That driver is a dangerous hack, because it can run on any computer and
not just the ones that have this type of switch. Also, it doesn't work
with the standard 'rfkill' system. However, it may be possible to
create a better driver that could then be included in Linux and Debian.

Please can you provide the output of this command:

grep . /sys/class/dmi/id/*_{vendor,name}

Ben.

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Old 10-02-2011, 10:22 PM
Jonathan Nieder
 
Default Bug#631664: Whishlist: Add support for software-rf-switch in Fujitsu-Siemens notebook

forwarded 631664 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel.input/21789
quit

Ben Hutchings wrote:

> That driver is a dangerous hack, because it can run on any computer and
> not just the ones that have this type of switch. Also, it doesn't work
> with the standard 'rfkill' system. However, it may be possible to
> create a better driver that could then be included in Linux and Debian.

Yep. Let's take this upstream.

Thanks,
Jonathan



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