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Jun 22, 2010

So, after installing Lucid wireless doesn't work for me. When I click on the network icon on the status bar, it shows "wireless is disabled".

With that message, I press the wifi button on my HP laptop and it turns off my blue-tooth, without changing the status of my wifi.

I found this rfkill command in another thread:

Before doing anything, after bootup:

Code:
$ rfkill list
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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My connection manager shows wired connections and shows wireless as being disabled. here is some terminal info getting wireless going?

Here is a bunch of things I have tried and the results.

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I've had a host of problems since upgrading to 11.04 Natty Narwhal, so let's deal with these 1 at a time.

I've got a Hewlett-Packard Pavilion G60 laptop. Next to the power button is a handy wireless on/off button. This has always worked well with previous editions (9.04,through 10.10). first press toggles the wireless off, second press toggles it on.

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As my only network options are wireless, this has become a substantial inconvenience.
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EDIT: so the network util is actually saying "wireless disabled by hardware switch". Also noticed it I enable it in 9.10, reboot to 11.04 (where I inevitably fail to re-enable it), then reboot into 9.10, it will initially be disabled. The key difference is in 9.10 I have the ability to enable wifi using the hardware button. It seems that 11.04 is remembering that wireless is disabled between boots. Is there a place it might be storing this value? If so, I may be able simply to set the value as enabled, since toggling that silly button isn't working.
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EDIT 2:
found this thread:"Wireless disabled by hardware switch" bug? - Natty
seems to be a similar issue. I'll be following how that one develops, too.

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Bellow copied some info.

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ifconfig

Quote:

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