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#1 2013-04-16 14:52:43

Registered: 2012-05-13
Posts: 20

RaLink RT 3290 - Wifi Led & rfkill


I have a brand new laptop (hpdm1) using a ralink rt3290 wifi chip:

02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
        S02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 18ec
        Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
        Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort+ <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
        Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
        Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
        Region 0: Memory at f0210000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
        Capabilities: <access denied>
        Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci

It works flawlessly out of the box eccept for two minors inconvenievnts:

- The wifi led does not change color when radio is on/off. Normally (i.e.: on windows or using the proporietary ralink driver) the wifi led is orange when radio is off and white when radio is on. With the builtin driver the led stays orange.
- rfkill cannot hard block the radio / The associated key on the keyboard cannot block the radio too.

This is not an important issue, but as I'm moving a lot, I like to see in one sight if my wifi is enabled/disabled (for energy saving), especially in plane where I don't want to be responsible for a crash if the wifi stays on wink

(My system is up to date using the testing repositories).

Thank you.


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