Acer 5920g Wireless LED Ubuntu 8.04

The Wireless LED wasn’t working with Ubuntu 8.04 until I did this:

sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-hardy
sudo rmmod iwl4965; sudo modprobe iwl4965

Now it lights solid if wireless is turned on. Under Windows its kind of blinking on network traffic, this is not the case here, though I personally prefer it to light solid.


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8 Responses to “Acer 5920g Wireless LED Ubuntu 8.04”

  1. Tom Says:

    Thanks! Now I don’t have to guess whether it’s working!

  2. Mamay Says:


  3. tdomhan Says:

    With the new version of ubuntu(8.10) it will work out of box, furthermore it blink on traffic, too.

  4. Salem Says:

    Awesome! I actually have a problem with connecting to a network PERIOD. I installed linux with Vista via Wubi, and am messing around with it for the first time… an ideas? I type in my password, and it says that it is “waiting for a key from the network.” After a while, it appears to give up.
    Any help would be appreciated…
    salem (at) technoheads (dot) org.
    I’ll snoop around your blog and see what else I can dig up.

  5. bhaskar Says:

    i tried this but i goat an error messsage,what should i do(i ma new to ubuntu)?
    error message:
    E: Could not get lock /var/lib/dpkg/lock – open (11 Resource temporarily unavailable)
    E: Unable to lock the administration directory (/var/lib/dpkg/), is another process using it?

  6. tdomhan Says:

    you probably have another package management program open.
    close all instances of synaptics, update-manager, adept, etc.

  7. bhaskar Says:

    now i m getting this error message:
    ERROR: Module iwl4965 does not exist in /proc/modules

  8. edgars Says:

    Maybe you have iwl3945???

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