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louigi600
On the original distro pressing "Fn + F2" key combination toggles the wifi card from on to off.

Anyone know how to manage that on a generic, non eeePC tuned, distribution ?
I'd be even happy to run a command (or script to turn it on) but do not want to leave it allways on from bios (to save pattery life when unused).

louigi600
Well it looks like that if one enables correctly the ASUS ACPI interface you can get control over the integrated devices trough /proc/acpi/asus/

Echoing 1 or 0 in the appropriate device interface wil turn on and off the devices.

For example
echo 1 > /proc/acpi/asus/wlan
will turn on the wireless lan device
Capn_Fish
Are you sure that Fn+F2 doesn't work? On my Dell, it appears to be hardware controlled (it works no matter what distro I have running, but the LED doesn't).
louigi600
QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ May 9 2008, 03:34 AM) *
Are you sure that Fn+F2 doesn't work? On my Dell, it appears to be hardware controlled (it works no matter what distro I have running, but the LED doesn't).

Wen not sure because I've recompiled a new kernel and the /proc/acpi/asus sutff has dissapeared .... it may work but I bet it will not untill I compile a 2.6.25.1 kernel that gets me back the stuff in /proc/acpi/asus.

OK I think I figured out what was wrong in my kernel:
in order to make the CONFIG_ASUS_LAPTOP option come out I neaded to fix up these dependencies...
depends on X86
depends on ACPI
depends on EXPERIMENTAL && !ACPI_ASUS
depends on LEDS_CLASS
depends on BACKLIGHT_CLASS_DEVICE

I'm building the kernel right now ;-)
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