I cannot enable my wireless by using the function key.
And most importantly I cannot enable my wireless. It should turn blue when I click on it (fn f12), but it remains red.
My my HP Mini, I also have Fedora 17 on a separate partition. When I boot I can activate the using the fn keys wireless.
Everything seems to be ok with loading the modules, fireware, etc.
01:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)
lshw -c network
***-**network DISABLED**** description: Wireless interface product: BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0 logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: 70:f3:95:b4:4a:19 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=brcmsmac driverversion=3.2.6 firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn resources: irq:16 memory:95000000-95003fff
In the above is says it is disabled. I think that this is because I cannot enable it on the fn key.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Encryption key:off Power Management:on
lsmod | grep brcmsmac
brcmsmac 563429 0 mac80211 478885 1 brcmsmac brcmutil 14361 1 brcmsmac cfg80211 190023 2 brcmsmac,mac80211 crc8 12708 1 brcmsmac cordic 12486 1 brcmsmac
ls -l /lib/firmware/brcm/
bcm4329-fullmac-4.bin bcm4329-fullmac-4.txt bcm43xx-0.fw bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.04 DISTRIB_CODENAME=lucid DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS" HP Mini 210 x86_64 Kernel 3.2.6
Everything looks ok, but I think I am just having trouble with switching it on.