Saturday, January 10, 2009

cool experience with prayer

i was walking around with my laptop while it was on and the battery fell out and turned off the computer without a proper shutdown.
for a long time now, every time something like this happens, that i don't shut it down properly while it's connected to the wireless internet then it takes me forever to figure out how to get the wireless connection working again. i usually spend about a half hour trying different tricks like restarting the network manager, enabling disabling just the wireless, modprobing something. this time i tried everything i could think of and couldn't get it to work. i went down to warm up some pizza and while i was waiting i prayed "dear heavenly father, please help me to figure out how to get the wireless working again" and just as i said the word "working" an "audible" idea was "injected" into my head saying "try pushing the wireless button first then run the modprobe command" i had tried before:
sudo modprobe -r iwl4965 && sudo modprobe iwl4965

i did exactly that and it worked immediately =) cool stuff =)

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