[CentOS] thinkpad x200 wireless LAN
Roger K. Wells
ROGER.K.WELLS at saic.com
Thu Aug 27 13:57:50 UTC 2009
Akemi Yagi wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 26, 2009 at 7:35 AM, Ned Slider<ned at unixmail.co.uk> wrote:
>> Roger K. Wells wrote:
>>> On the following system:
>>> Linux 2.6.18-128.el5 #1 SMP Wed Jan 21 10:41:14 EST 2009 x86_64 x86_64
>>> x86_64 GNU/Linux
>>> the Intel 5100 pci wireless adapter appears to be detected and a
>>> reasonable driver is indicated (iwlagn) but the radio does not appear to
>>> be on, at least the little antenna like LED is off. The radio switch is
>>> on and the Bluetooth LED is on. Has any one conquered this yet?
>> I don't think the LEDs are configured in the current kernels:
> You want to try installing the centosplus kernel. Here is the
> relevant bug tracker:
> The current cplus kernel has the following:
> # CONFIG_RT2400PCI_LEDS is not set
> # CONFIG_RT2500PCI_LEDS is not set
> # CONFIG_RT61PCI_LEDS is not set
> # CONFIG_RT2500USB_LEDS is not set
> # CONFIG_RT73USB_LEDS is not set
> Please be sure to read
> before using the centosplus repository.
Thanks for your reply.
I did the iwl5000-firmware installation that Ned Slider advised and the
radio appeared to start working.
I then did the transition to the centosplus kernel, following the
directions in the link that you provided,
and then the LED started working.
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