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Old 07-18-2014, 08:57 AM   #1
dariodee
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inspecting on rfkill at boot with Broadcom WIFI


even though have made a quick fix
many thanks to calrogman
i really want to understand WHY at every boot I got a RFKILL on the infamous Broadcom Wireless Adapter [BCM4311]

Code:
lsmod | grep 43
usbhid                 32543  0 
b43                   342156  0 
bcma                   25725  1 b43
mac80211              373974  1 b43
cfg80211              321151  2 b43,mac80211
ssb                    45260  3 b43,b44,ssb_hcd
processor              24543  0 
mmc_core               78434  2 b43,ssb
pcmcia                 30709  2 b43,ssb
soundcore               4318  1 snd
Code:
lspci -v
10:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
        Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
        Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
        Memory at f4000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
        Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 2
        Capabilities: [58] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
        Capabilities: [d0] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
        Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
        Capabilities: [13c] Virtual Channel
        Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
        Kernel modules: ssb
maybe a drivers conflict?
 
Old 07-18-2014, 03:55 PM   #2
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Less then 7 hours

Perhaps if we delayed ALL responses to new posters by a half a day that would filter out those not suited to the time frames in which this forum operates.
 
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Old 07-20-2014, 06:32 PM   #3
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It's probably the manufacturer's BIOS disabling the wifi on every boot, because you might go on a plane one day and make the plane crash. That's the kind of stupid logic that manufacturers have. [ http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-09-10/ ]

Is it an HP laptop? Google suggests that you can enable it in the BIOS System Configuration > Built-in Devices menu.
 
Old 07-20-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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It's probably the manufacturer's BIOS disabling the wifi on every boot, because you might go on a plane one day and make the plane crash. That's the kind of stupid logic that manufacturers have. [ http://dilbert.com/strips/comic/1997-09-10/ ]

Is it an HP laptop? Google suggests that you can enable it in the BIOS System Configuration > Built-in Devices menu.
thanks for replying
in fact, it is HP/Compaq strange hardware mix (nx7400)
no troubles with Windows, of course

anyway, WIFI is enabled on BIOS
 
Old 07-21-2014, 01:04 AM   #5
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dariodee, just for your information in the future: you live in Europe, but many, maybe most of the people on this forum live in the Western hemisphere so your question may not be seen by anyone who could help, for 8 hours or so. Even if that were not so, it might still be many hours or even days before someone sees it who can help. This is a community support forum -not your personal 24-hour paid support desk, so keep your foul mouth comments to yourself. But, since you have branded *yourself* as being a real a**hole, do not be surprised when your future questions get very cool, or no responses!
 
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Old 07-21-2014, 03:49 PM   #6
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@dariodee: LQ is a friendly, helpful Community for all things Linux. The language you have used is unwarranted and completely inappropriate. This is your first and final warning: do not do that ever again.
 
  


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