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Old 14th March 2008, 09:53 PM
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Angry Kill Switch not working on TravelMate

I am using Fedora 8 on an Acer TravelMate 4064NWLMi and the kill switch is on, as can be seen in the following dmesg:

ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
ipw2200: Detected geography ZZM (11 802.11bg channels, 0 802.11a channels)
When I press the kill switch button which is an LED on the front side of my laptop, nothing happens and I get the following error message in dmesg:
atkbd.c: Use 'setkeycodes e056 <keycode>' to make it known.
atkbd.c: Unknown key released (translated set 2, code 0xd6 on isa0060/serio0).
There are no options to control the kill switch from BIOS. The only fix that I am aware of is to boot into windows and disable the kill switch by pressing the front LED button. Now I have decided not to use Windows at all and my question is, how can I solve this without having a whole other operating system as a solution?!

Thanks in advance.
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Old 14th March 2008, 10:13 PM
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Old 14th March 2008, 10:17 PM
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Woohoo, I found a solution that's as simple as they get! Thanks to http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...pw2200-592920/

The fix is to simply hold down the function key "Fn" and press the Kill Switch
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