Howto Setup Wireless on a Fujitsu Siemens Li 2727 notebook

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This Tutorial will work for all the notebooks in the Fujitsu Siemens range that require a special software switch to activate wifi, although it's only tested on an Li2727 notebook.
Preparing your system

First you need to install the following packages

For Ubuntu Hrady users run the following command from terminal

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-hardy

For Ubuntu Intrepid users run the following command from terminal

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-intrepid

Now make sure you system is uptodate with the following command

sudo apt-get update

Configuring Module

You need to edit the /etc/modules file using the following command

sudo gedit /etc/modules

add the following line

acerhk

Save and Exit

Preparing Startup script

Create a new text file using the following command

touch /etc/rc2.d/S19wifiactivate

Now edit this file using the following command

sudo gedit /etc/rc2.d/S19wifiactivate

add the following line

echo on > /proc/driver/acerhk/wirelessled

Save and exit the file

Now make your new file executable using the following command

sudo chmod +x /etc/rc2.d/S19wifiactivate

That's it Reboot your system.

When Ubuntu returns to service you should now have wireless working fine. No need to enable it using the keyboard shortcut.

To control the screen brightness, just add the Brightness applet to any panel. The keyboard shortcut keys don't work.

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2 thoughts on “Howto Setup Wireless on a Fujitsu Siemens Li 2727 notebook

  1. and this does not get my wireless workin! the driver is there, FN + F1 don’t work! god knows what you are on about F2 the symbol aint on there is it :S so what is wrong with mine!!!

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