New 11.10 install wireless disabled by hardware switch
Hi all...hoping for some help here. I just installed 11.10 on an old laptop of mine. It's an HP Pavilion Dv2200 Series laptop with an Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 bg internal card. The wireless was working under Windows, but now it tells me that wireless is disabled by hardware switch. I have a toggle switch for wireless on the laptop, but it doesn't seem to be working. Here are the results from a couple of commands. Don't know if there's anything useful here or not. I also tried using a usb wireless to connect and get the same result which seems to indicate that it's probably not a driver issue, rather maybe a bios issue that's preventing the switch from being toggled on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
rick@rick:~$ sudo lshw -C network
description: Wireless interface
product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 5
bus info: pci@0000:06:05.0
logical name: eth1
width: 32 bits
resources: irq:20 memory:
description: Ethernet interface
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 7
bus info: pci@0000:06:07.0
logical name: eth0
width: 32 bits
resources: irq:20 ioport:
rick@rick:~$ dmesg | grep ipw
[ 7.785070] libipw: 802.11 data/management
[ 7.785074] libipw: Copyright (C) 2004-2005 Intel Corporation <email address hidden>
[ 8.019916] ipw2200: Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2200/2915 Network Driver, 1.2.2kmprq
[ 8.019920] ipw2200: Copyright(c) 2003-2006 Intel Corporation
[ 8.020043] ipw2200 0000:06:05.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 20 (level, low) -> IRQ 20
[ 8.020071] ipw2200: Detected Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection
[ 9.986725] ipw2200: Radio Frequency Kill Switch is On:
[ 9.988932] ipw2200: Detected geography ZZM (11 802.11bg channels, 0 802.11a channels)
[ 29.548028] ipw2200: Failed to send POWER_MODE: Command timed out.
[ 43.368021] ipw2200: Failed to send POWER_MODE: Command timed out.