[Debian-eeepc-devel] Bug#494152: eeepc-acpi-scripts: Strange behavior of wlan button

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Thu Aug 7 13:37:51 UTC 2008

Package: eeepc-acpi-scripts
Version: 1.0.4
Severity: normal

This is on an Eee 901.

There are a couple of problems here:

1) When wifi is disabled, the blue wifi hardware light is still on,
but ra0 doesn't show up anywhere.

2) When I press Fn-F2 to turn on wifi, it appears to be turned on for
a brief time (seconds) and then goes back off.  I can verify this with
cat /proc/acpi/asus/wlan.  If I echo 1 > /proc/acpi/asus/wlan and then
restart network-manager, wifi comes on properly.

Perhaps this is related to instances of ath0 in
/etc/acpi/actions/wireless.sh?  (Just a guess.  On the 901, we use ra0
instead of ath0)

3) Pressing Fn-F2 does not appear to tweak the Bluetooth status at
all, as it does in the default Linux install on the 901.

The default Linux install has an OSD and Fn-F2 cycles through the

 * All wireless off
 * wifi on, bt off
 * wifi on, bt on
 * wifi off, bt on

You can't really implement that in Debian without having OSD turned
on.  I'd be fine if Fn-F2 toggled the states of both BT and wifi at
the same time.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.25-2-686 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US (charmap=ISO-8859-1)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages eeepc-acpi-scripts depends on:
ii  acpi-support-base             0.109-5    scripts for handling base ACPI eve
ii  acpid                         1.0.6-10   Utilities for using ACPI power man
ii  alsa-utils                    1.0.16-2   ALSA utilities
ii  pm-utils              utilities and scripts for power ma

eeepc-acpi-scripts recommends no packages.

Versions of packages eeepc-acpi-scripts suggests:
pn  aosd-cat                      <none>     (no description available)
ii  gsfonts-x11                   0.21       Make Ghostscript fonts available t
ii  ttf-bitstream-vera            1.10-7     The Bitstream Vera family of free 
ii  ttf-dejavu                    2.25-1     Metapackage to pull in ttf-dejavu-

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