Has anyone had any experience with the function-f9 button no longer responding? I think that is the function key that pops up the wireless manager which allows you to turn on/off the radio/antenna and pick a connection. Pressing the function button results in a short burst of processing but then no window/menu or request for administrative password.
I would not have a problem with this not popping up except that I often like to enable/disable the radio depending on my needs.
Is there a way to enable/disable the radio without this proprietary interface/menu? If so, that would be sufficient for me.
Surprisingly, the function keys for many of the other buttons still work. However, the f8 button with the "shush"/"be quiet" symbol doesn't work any more, either, which I suppose is supposed to unleash processing potential or something. Volume and brightness and trackpad and other function keys still function and pop-up their little displays.
I am running in a user/non-administrator context for protection so upon boot I have to type in a password to run lots of features. However, I've tried to see if the function buttons perform when I log in as administrator and it doesn't work there, either.
One "nice" aspect is that when I first boot the machine, this menu (radio on/off) always comes up. However, sometimes I would like to turn the radio on/off within a session and not have to keep the window open the whole time.
I did go into msconfig and disable the WiMax startup option at one point but I have set these settings back in trying to be able to use these function keys.
Everything else with the machine appears to be running top-notch or doesn't bother me. Does anyone know how to get the WiFi Manager to pop-up when the function buttons don't succeed at doing their job?
Thanks so much!