Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Switch Can't Be Turned On Again After Being Turned Off
Feb 2, 2010
The wireless connection works fine. The wireless switch automatically turns itself on every time I start the computer. However, after turning it off, I can't ever turn it on again unless I restart the computer. And because of this, the wireless connection is disabled until the next time I start the computer.I don't think this is a hardware problem because the switch can be turned on and off, although not in the way I expect.
I'm using ubuntu 9.10 on an Acer Aspire 4740G. The command [lspci | grep Network] shows Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01). the [rfkill list] command shows (when the switch is on)
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
and, as expected, shows (when the switch is turned off)
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
I just want to be able to turn the switch on or off at any time I want as long as the computer is still on.
I installed 11.04 some time ago. I got my printer to work, but I have tried to use wireless and I cant. I can perfectly connect using a wired connection but on the network menu in the taskbar it tells me that wireless is turned off by hardware switch. I am suspecting that I don't have the drivers for my atheros wireless card, but when I click on additional driers it tells me that there are no drivers to download. how to configure my wireless card to work with natty?
i just installed Wubi ( ubuntu installer for windows ) and ive got a problem with my wireless. The button on my laptop to turn the wireless on shows that my wireless is turned off ( orange light ) when i try turn it on the light should go blue but it just stays orange like its not turned on.
On ubuntu i looked on the driver folder thing , and theres nothing there at all. Not sure really what to do tbh.. I know my wireless is built in to my laptop and its a broadcom 802.11g network adapter. Its on the same laptop as im writing this on so i need to keep restarting to go on wubi.
hooked my computer up to a kvm switch so thatI could use my pc and my xbox 360 on my computer monitor.AT first everything seemed to be working fine. But when I turn off the xbox I can't use my pc. I can switch back and forth with no problems, but only when both machines are powered on. I'm using 10.04 Lucid and a Trendnet TK-207k KVM switch
Recently I have installed Fedora 14 on my other laptop. It's a dual boot with Windows 7. Everything worked perfectly fine, networking included, until my friend didn't accidently turned off the wireless by pressing a wireless button on the laptop. Since then the wireless on Fedora doesn't work. It does on Windows thought. I've tried restarting the laptop few times, but the wireless still doesn't want to work again.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 and I can't seem to get the wireless connection to function. Ubuntu either says that the card is turned off or if I toggle the wireless switch on my keyboard it then says 'device not ready.' I'm using a Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card, and it works fine when I boot in Windows 7.
i have a red light on the laptop,that means (i think) the hardware recognized but the wireless support is turned off.how can i get this light, flash,and a list of availble wireless connections in my area,
I turned my wifi switch off because I was on a plane, and wanted to save battery, but now Slackware isn't recognizing that it's being turned back on. I toggle the switch in XP, and the light goes from orange to blue, like normal, but no matter what I do in Slackware, the light stays orange. Wicd just tells me there are now wireless networks in range. My wireless card doesn't show up in ifconfig, but lspci shows it fine
I have an Asus Eee PC with Ubuntu Netbook Remix (Unity). The other day, I turned off the wireless using the keyboard shortcut to save battery life when I was somewhere without wireless, but now it's not turning back on. I tried restarting, I've done the keyboard shortcut several times, and it still just says "disconnected" for wireless and wired, even though there are several wireless networks around me right now. There aren't any options in Network Connections or Network Tools to turn on the wireless. Is there a way to manually turn it back on?
I have managed to get iodine working between my ubuntu intrepid box and my windows client with a caveat.
The firewall rules allows DNS queries inbound. The client tunnel endpoint gets assigned an IP address and the tunnel is established properly.
However when I try to ping from the client machine, the reply packets are not coming back.
I used TCPDUMP on the Ubuntu box and watch the dns0 tunnel interface, and noticed that the packets are reaching the Ubuntu box from the client, but I don't see ANY ICMP echo replies until I turn off the firewall from Firestarter.
I recently turned on query logging on our name server and immediately saw repeated queries for . (dot). I've not seen this before. It looks like a really sloppy DOS. What would this return if my NS was misconfigured?
May 13 18:11:41.710 queries: info: client 22.214.171.124#56089: query: . IN NS May 13 18:11:42.083 queries: info: client 126.96.36.199#62826: query: . IN NS May 13 18:11:42.788 queries: info: client 188.8.131.52#13620: query: . IN NS
On my Linux box, (which is a proxy, webserver, mailserver, etc. etc. etc.) I use static IP's. Network manager is turned off, but when you do that Firefox ALWAYS has WORK OFFLINE checked. I could use Network Manager but that's not really the right way, cause I need the servers to work in level 3, etc. as well...Anyways, anyone know a way to make FF behave if I use Static IP without NM?
I turned the computer on and I got nothing. The speakers are fine, I've reset and still nothing.I've only been using Ubuntu for maybe 3 weeks, what sort of info do you need and where do I get it?Sorry forI've been trying to fix it myself but I keep hitting walls as the help pages get more in-depth.
I have lots of HDD on my PC and I just mount them to access files, I am wondering if these drives are turned off when unmounted? because I want to remove them physically on my computer unplug its IDE and power cable while ubuntu is running, wont it damage the drive even if its unmounted?
I am kinda fed up with the a**holes who provide updates, whathaveyou. I just want to have a machine that works. And I am spending more bloody time fixing stupid problems on this system than I ever did in 20 years of using Windows. Yeah, go ahead and say that I flame. I sure as hell do when I'm mad as hell with those that purport to say that Ubuntu is for everyone.
So here is the problem I allowed an auto update to go ahead on my mums's machine (952 files of it, and received this error on reboot: There is a problem with the configuration server (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256) There was also a fatal error an the mail notification module and also a gnome power management fault (can't remember the exact wording). This caused the system to fail to boot into any operational mode.
I have tried all sorts of things like pressing the SHIFT key to access the menu for previous installs (didn't work either), trying to edit the /temp folder permissions using 1777 chmod (the person failed to say though HOW to do that, as do most posts that also FAIL to tell the exact steps of doing something) which I could not do even when I got to the folder using a 10.04 boot CD as it said 'You do not have permission to change these values'. Really stupid to be locked out of a machine that no one else but my mum and me use at home. (Don't you people get that this is just STUPIDITY or plain old ARROGANCE on the part of the developers/programmers to treat us like dumbasses?). We should have the option to lock ourselves out of our own machines in the setup screen.
Anyway, can anyone see themselves getting past my angry post and actually providing some pointers? And another reason for the anger is that I DO NOT HAVE TIME FOR THIS sort of stuff to be happening all the time. I have just come out of installing Hplip-3.10.5-1 (which was NOT available as a bona fide upgrade so had to get it direct from Debian) to get an HP 3310 printer going which took two days or more. Before that it was trying to get a Canon MP130 to work, and the woes go on. Been thinking of ditching this Ubuntu but have emails etc on it that would take just too much work to get off/backup and start from scratch.
I am getting the following error after booting my Ubuntu machine. Worked fine recently and after I upgraded some stuff when I rebooted the machine I got a green screen then hit an arrow key and got the following error message:Gave up waiting for root device. Common problems:
- Boot args (cat /proc/cmdline) - Check rootdelay= (did the system wait long enough?) - Check root= (did the system wait for the right device?)
I am running Ubuntu 8.04 (it's discontinued, I know) in an ASUS laptop. I'd had to turn ACPI off, otherwise, it would not start. I could update the BIOS, to correct this problem, but on this laptop that's not doable. Without ACPI, sound is turned off too (which is a pity). If I update to the latest Ubuntu, will this problem persist?
It appears I've got some strange driver problem.. When I shut down this computer, the NIC apparently doesn't go off. The LEDs next to the ethernet socket keep blinking, so does the LED on my ethernet switch.
I don't have this problem when using XP, only Karmic. That leads me to think that there's something wrong with the network driver. My NIC is on-board, the ASUS M3A32-MVP. According to System Info this is the Marvell 88E8056 PCI-E. It seems like ASUS doesn't have the drivers on their website (anymore), because their website search returns empty handed. Also the motherboard product page doesn't appear to know it.
Anyone have any tips / ideas? I'm just unplugging the machine before turning it off now... as it appears to be disturbing the rest of my network
I come from the French Ubuntu community (ubuntu-fr.org). When I start or reboot my computer, it crashes (freezes) after the grub menu if the external drive is connected and turned on. Subsequently, I have no problem with the external hard drive. The HDD is formated in NTFS, no boot loader, no OS installed on.
I'm having trouble getting pulseaudio to start without gdm/X11.
Briefly, I have a Via C7VCM mini itx system running Ubuntu 9.04 32 bit desktop that I want to run as a timed audio recorder for a public radio station. The machine's limited in memory and can't handle more recent installations of Ubuntu, 9.04's sufficient for my needs.
I'm porting some old code that worked under Red Hat 7.3. I want the ability to run X11, but normally gdm/X11 will be disabled. The audio commands I need are aumix, arecord and sox/play.
When I log in under X11, pulseaudio starts up and everything code...
I have Xubuntu 10.10 installed on my PC. On language bar in panel I have installed 2 languages - English and Slovak. But always after restart, only default language remains - Slovak. Also Num Lock is default turned off after restarting. Can anybody help me with this?
I have had ubuntu for several months now and my wireless has worked just fine, but all of a sudden it just turned off. In the drop down menu in the top right corner for wirless it has a check mark beside "enable networking" but the button "enable wireless" is greyed out and I cant click it. I have checked that the wireless is working and it is (confirmed with another laptop).
I turned on my computer today (running Ubuntu 10.10) and it will go to the login screen where it shows the time at the bottom right and the restart and shutdown button, and also my computer name in the middle of the screen but it does not show my account name. My mouse and keyboard work fine there is just know where to login at. I'm still pretty new to ubuntu so I'm not to sure where to begin.
After I updated to KDE 4.5.3 in Fedora 13 I've had 2 things stop starting up when I boot up. They were working fine before the KDE update.
The first is desktop effects. I turn it on, but once I reboot then desktop effects are disabled again. When I turn them on I get a KWin message that it has been turned off by another application. How can I find out which application that is and why?
The second is Yakuake, which I want to start automatically when I boot up. I don't see where I can set it up to start automatically (and I don't remember how I did it before, or if it was automatic when I installed it).
UPDATE: I just found the autostart configuration and added Yakuake. It worked, now it runs whenever I start.
I have an office workstatation that I installed with linux and ran a 8-core job. It is expected that the job to finish in 6 days but then it stopped after 2 days. The reason is that when I came to office this morning the workstation is completely turned off for some reason. Since the air-conditioner is turned off in the office overnight, I suspect the temperature is too high for the cpu. Is there a script to output the temperature to a file periodically so that I can pinpoint the exact cause of the shutdown ?
I am building CentOs servers on a regular basis.The last one was to be barebones with services. I wasn't sure which ones to turn off in "Setup".I Googled My dilemma and got conflicting info (Imagine that!) The customer complained of too many things running.