And I can answer the above question forgive the syntax it’s from memory, but the text is correct. Ubuntu knows its there: The time now is So I pressed the physical wifi button on my laptop which I never use, because I’ve always perceived it as not working in Ubuntu , as an attempt to turn off the wifi card temporarily, until I was actually away from my wired connection at home. More information is better than no information. I see Matthew Garrett already suggested you try unblocking it.

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I tried it for a while but found there was no difference could wwireless all networks but only connect to unsecured ones. Don’t know if this situation is related to running the updates this morning, or solely from qtheros the physical wifi button on my Compaq Presario CQDX laptop.

Results 1 to 4 of 4. I’m thinking this may be related to NetworkManager, and will work through https: Will try to test other distros to narrow down the issue.

Atheros AR Wireless Network Adapter SYS Files – SYS Troubleshooting Directory

I can’t tell whether your problem is really the same. Yes Tantalizing, isn’t it?


Can you provide the output of ‘rfkill list’ before and after pressing the button? The laptop has been tested with a live DVD of Sabayon linux with kernel 2.

Enter the e-mail address of the recipient Athros your own personal message: Quick google search; http: The computer is an HP G60 but this may apply to other systems as well. I’d assume you’ve tried this, but since you didn’t mention it specifically — pressing the wifi button doesn’t unblock your wireless?

July 6th, 4. Join Date Jun Beans 6. This information was last pulled 3 hours ago. Join our community today! My question is how or why did it get soft blocked in the first palce? Then I received my new laptop, and I’ve not been using the affected the laptop lately.

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Mon Jul 25 This bug affects 6 people. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. Thank You for Submitting a Reply,! None, the status of stheros bug is updated manually. I’m not using wicd at the moment so I’ve uninstalled it. Flaming or offending other users. No amount of messing around with stheros rfkill options works. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site.


[SOLVED] Re: wireless (Atheros AR5001) was working on squeeze, then stopped

Am I understanding correctly that when you unblock both 0 and 1 it works temporarily, but a short time later it stops working again and displays a soft block on the hp-wifi device? Do you have wpa-supplicant installed?

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Once at work, I started the laptop again, and now I have the “wireless is disabled by a hardware switch” issue. Well NetworkManager is wirelexs to be problematic