So I decided to do “rfkill unblock all” and sure enough my laptop wireless was unblocked and the usb dongle was unblocked, so I tried to use my laptop wireless and it connect and disconnect 3 or 4 times, then went back to hardblock. Then we done disabled the network and turned it back on and it came up with “disabled by hardware switch”. Will try to test other distros to narrow down the issue. And haven’t been able to get it to search for networks again. December 23rd, 5.

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Then we done disabled the network and turned it back on and it came up with “disabled by hardware switch”. Just to keep this thread updated in case anyone else is having the same problem – I think I may finally have a working wireless connection after many months of trying!

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Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Find More Posts by elnetotaca. I installed Ubuntu on my Sony Vaio laptop about 18 months ago because the pre-installed Vista is awful and am generally loving my linux experience.

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Hope this helps, who struggled for a week like me. The atberos has been tested with a live DVD of Sabayon linux with kernel 2.

I’m thinking this may be related to NetworkManager, and will work through https: I’m using Wicd with ath5k on Squeeze and everything works. I will attach some log files just in case you need them, but I think that it may not be any wireless card problem but the laptop itself as ubuntu says that the ralink dongle is disabled by wreless switch, which isn’t possible Thanks guys.

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The information about this bug in Launchpad is automatically pulled daily from the remote bug. Will try to test other distros to narrow down the issue. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

Duplicates of this bug Bug Comment on this change optional. Hi Seth, thanks for looking at this. Brad Figg brad-figg on I will write down the steps I used.

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Seth Forshee sforshee wrote on 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. I’d assume you’ve tried this, but since you didn’t mention it specifically — pressing the wifi button doesn’t unblock your wireless? If you need to reset your password, click here. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. And I can answer the above question forgive the syntax it’s from memory, but the text is correct.

Exactly why that is happening is unclear at this point. I originally just removed the daemon and the gui with no success but once I manually removed various adaptre packages beginning with ‘libnm’ everything started behaving itself. The time now is