How to Get wireless button working on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718

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This tutorial will explain how to Get wireless button working on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718

Preparing your system

Open the terminal and run the following comamnds

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get upgrade

sudo apt-get install build-essential

Now you need to download acerhk files using the following command from your terminal

wget http://www.cakey.de/acerhk/archives/acerhk-0.5.35.tgz

Extract and Patch

tar xfvz acerhk-0.5.35.tgz

cd acerhk-0.5.35

wget http://www.edbl.no/tmp/acerhk.Makefile.patch

patch -p0 < acerhk.Makefile.patch

Install using the following commands

make

sudo make install

Create a file containing instructions which the system will carry out when the acerhk module is loaded -- see comments in the file:

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/amilo_special_keys.modprobe

and paste the following into the file, save and exit

# set up kernel module acerhk to enable Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718 special keys
# and enable wireless when the module is inserted.
# NOTE: to have the wireless hardware disabled until you press the wireless key on the laptop,
# simply replace "echo 1″ with "echo 0″ in the command below.

install acerhk /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install acerhk force_series=6805 autowlan=1; echo 1 > /proc/driver/acerhk/wirelessled

Remove the original acerhk module

sudo rm /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/ubuntu/misc/acerhk.ko

Rebuild the module dependencies database

sudo depmod -a

Tell the system to load the acerhk module at boot time -- it won't otherwise, as it's not actually an Acer laptop!

gksudo gedit /etc/modules

add on a new line at the end of this file, then save and exit:

acerhk

restart your machine and you should have a working wifi card.

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5 thoughts on “How to Get wireless button working on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718

  1. Hi, the make process fails. Is there a solution?

    ~/acerhk-0.5.35 $ make
    make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build SUBDIRS=/home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-20-generic’
    CC [M] /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.o
    /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.c: In function ‘acerhk_proc_init’:
    /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.c:2671: error: ‘struct proc_dir_entry’ has no member named ‘owner’
    /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.c:2680: error: ‘struct proc_dir_entry’ has no member named ‘owner’
    /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.c:2690: error: ‘struct proc_dir_entry’ has no member named ‘owner’
    /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.c:2702: error: ‘struct proc_dir_entry’ has no member named ‘owner’
    /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.c:2715: error: ‘struct proc_dir_entry’ has no member named ‘owner’
    /home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.c:2728: error: ‘struct proc_dir_entry’ has no member named ‘owner’
    make[2]: *** [/home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/wilder/acerhk-0.5.35] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.31-20-generic’
    make: *** [acerhk.ko] Error 2

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  2. Getting a similair problem when trying to make. Using a fresh 10.4 install.

    make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build SUBDIRS=/home/andreas/acerhk-0.5.35 modules
    make[1]: Entering directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic’
    CC [M] /home/andreas/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.o
    gcc: -pg and -fomit-frame-pointer are incompatible
    make[2]: *** [/home/andreas/acerhk-0.5.35/acerhk.o] Error 1
    make[1]: *** [_module_/home/andreas/acerhk-0.5.35] Error 2
    make[1]: Leaving directory `/usr/src/linux-headers-2.6.32-21-generic’
    make: *** [acerhk.ko] Error 2

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