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Old 04-11-2012, 11:47 AM   #1
whitehunk
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wireless woes: ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Toshiba laptop


I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS-version on a Toshiba laptop A300 (specs below), but suddenly i cannot connect to the open wireless downtown (or at home for that matter).
Ive been told that i by accident perhaps have enabled "wireless off" via some shortcut keys.. (no luck from FN + F8-keys, though)
Some helpful developer suggested that I will play around with a tool called 'rfkill' which will helps to investigate in what state my systems kill-switch currently is in ("rfkill list").. the result of this command in the teminal is as follows:

1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
tommy@tommy-Satellite-A300:~$

have i any options left that i may not know of ?

ubuntu 12.04 LTS
intel pentium dual cpu 1.86GHz
2.0 memory
247,6 HD
 
Old 04-11-2012, 12:16 PM   #2
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Hard blocked: yes
Is not good

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...3&postcount=14

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no luck from FN + F8-keys, though
You did not state
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reboot and use fuction key + F8 which is my wifi hotkey switch. During Bios Boot Screen. make it is pressed before OS takes over.
is why I posted the link

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