Wireless turned off by default

Bug #267377 reported by Ofir Klinger on 2008-09-07
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
wireless-tools (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: wireless-tools


Two weeks ago, I noticed that wireless is not working in my laptop (Lenovo 3000 N100).

Not sure that it is my laptop or the wireless network, I just neglected it.

But, yesterday I found that something with Ubuntu is not right.

Running some commands, I found that the wireless adapter is turned off (!), although the physical switch is in "on" stat:
`iwlist power`
lo no power management information.

eth0 no power management information.

wmaster0 no power management information.

wlan0 Current mode:off

I will really appreciate it if someone will shade a light on this issue.

Marcus Asshauer (mcas) wrote :

Thank you for reporting this bug. Please add your ubuntu version, the output lspci -vv and the output of "apt-cache policy wireless-tools".

Changed in wireless-tools:
status: New → Incomplete
Ofir Klinger (klinger-ofir) wrote :

I use Ubuntu 8.04, desktop version.

The output of `apt-cache policy wireless-tools`:
  Installed: 29-1ubuntu2
  Candidate: 29-1ubuntu2
  Version table:
 *** 29-1ubuntu2 0
        500 http://mirror.isoc.org.il hardy/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

The output of `lspci -vv` is attached.

Ofir Klinger (klinger-ofir) wrote :

Do you need more information?

Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

I can confirm this behavior with iwl3945 in Ubuntu 8.10.

Changed in wireless-tools:
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Steve Langasek (vorlon) wrote :

However, I would note that the output of 'iwlist power' is *not* correlated with whether my laptop's wireless works - wireless is working just fine, so I think the bug in wireless-tools is just misleading output.

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