Ubuntu 9.04 and the wifi light

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    alun_sundry

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    I've read a few inconclusive posts on this. Is there now a definitive solution to the non-functioning wifi light on the Acer Aspire 1 with Ubuntu 9.04? Not an emergency, but it'd be good to tidy up the mammoth installation and update project I ploughed through yesterday.

    The same goes for the left-side storage card issue.

    Thanks.
     
    alun_sundry, May 15, 2009
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    Definitive, perhaps not, but here's what works for me:

    1. Wifi light problem: I'm running Sickboy's 2.6.28.9.sickboy.0.7 kernel. Wifi light works.

    2. Left-side storage: not sure in which issue you're interested here. I've got the following line in /etc/rc.local
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    /sbin/modprobe pciehp pciehp_force=1
    and created /etc/modprobe.d/aa1.conf with the following content:
    Code:
    options sdhci debug_quirks=1
    Both card readers work; neither has to be present at boot. Storage expansion, a la Linpus, is a no-go.

    HTH
     
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    When I try to create that second file it won't allow it because of the slash symbol. Anything I'm doing wrong, or was it a typo?

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    alun_sundry, May 17, 2009
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    oops. I think I may just have twigged that the modprobe thing is a folder with the aa1 bit as a file in....
     
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    Those files didn't make my SD cards workable, maybe they worked in tandem with the Sickboy kernel? I'll look into that - has it caused its own problems at all? Or could it?

    Thanks.
     
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    They work (for me) with Sickboy's 2.6'.28.9.20090404 kernel, but don't seem to work with the current Karmic Koala alpha's kernel (2.6.30-5). Disappointing
     
    RockDoctor, May 18, 2009
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