[clug] Laptop probs

Kim Holburn kim.holburn at gmail.com
Sat Mar 24 14:45:11 GMT 2007

I just had a nasty experience trying to get an HP notebook working on  
wireless.  At a friend's place and I didn't bring my laptop or any  
diagnostics and his laptop was running .... you guessed it a very  
common operating system with almost no diagnostics ;-(

Nothing was happening and I was about to take the AP back to the shop  
when we discovered a little switch on the front edge of the laptop  
which said "wireless".  When we switched it on the wireless worked!!

I actually think having a hardware wireless switch is a very good  
idea when running insecure operating systems, none-the-less is was a  
very exasperating experience.

On 2007/Mar/24, at 1:18 AM, Fred Pilcher wrote:

> Hey guys. I just bought an HP Pavillion dv9000 laptop, and a nice  
> machine it
> is. Of course it comes with Fista, but I've installed Open SuSE  
> 10.2 as a
> dual boot. My problem is that SuSE isn't activating - or doesn't  
> seem to be -
> some of the basic services, including wireless networking and my  
> bluetooth
> mouse.
> The weird thing is that the that the Intel 3945ABG device is  
> detected and
> seems to be working, but I can't make it connect.
> Similarly, the mouse shows up in the kbluetoothd list (when I can  
> get it
> working) but the mouse doesn't work.
> I'd be very grateful if some kind soul had the time, inclination,  
> and patience
> to help a noob with that stuff.
> Cheers,
> Fred
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Kim Holburn
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