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Old 05-28-2018, 03:25 PM   #1
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hp dv1000 wifi and wifi indicator not working (canīt remember command)


Hi!

Iīm sort of a newbie so please be patient with me

I have an old hp dv1000 (very old) and I installed linux mint on it, the problem is that all functionalities regarding wifi are not working.

a long time ago I got everything working with a single command that had to be run every time the notebook booted up, thing is, I canīt remember what it was.

Iīll give you some details so that we can figure this out.

-the notebook has a wifi indicator and a wifi button(phisical) and when I press it and run the command rfkill list the softblock alternates between on and off, but the led on that button and the wifi indicator always stay off.(theese worked after running that command

-the wifi card is a bcm4318

-all the media control buttons work perfectly fine, the only one that doesnīt is the "wireless" button (wifi)

-I think that the comand had the word "probe" in it although i canīt remember anything else.

#the laptop also has a sd card reader and a remote although i canīt test them to see if they work#

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Old 05-28-2018, 08:20 PM   #2
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- define "very old"

- provide the output requested here.
 
Old 05-28-2018, 09:04 PM   #3
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- define "very old"

- provide the output requested here.
its a hp dv1000 from 2006

as i stated before the output of rfkill list is a hardblock and a softblock, the hardblock toggles with the hardware button

uname -rv outputs
4.10.0-38-generic #42-16.04.1-ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 10 16:30:15 UTC 2017

iīll get you the other commands later

but it canīt be a driver problem nor a block problem, I remember a command that integrated the hardware that wasnīt working to the kernel but nothing else

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Old 05-29-2018, 01:33 AM   #4
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please just show us the output of all commands as requested; we will get to the interpretations later, right now it's just gathering objective info.

please use code tags for code.

what version of ubuntu?
are you keeping it up-to-date?
 
Old 05-29-2018, 02:07 PM   #5
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please just show us the output of all commands as requested; we will get to the interpretations later, right now it's just gathering objective info.

please use code tags for code.

what version of ubuntu?
are you keeping it up-to-date?
I can`t copy the output because I`m using another pc for this (the laptop`s wifi doesn`t work and I dont have a spare ethernet cable).

I don`t want to be mean but I feel that you aren`t reading what I typed, I said I installed linux mint (18.3) not ubuntu and I know that the solution was a command that had the word probe in it, its not a driver issue.
 
Old 05-29-2018, 02:40 PM   #6
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Maybe "modprobe b43"
probably need firmware installed
http://linux-bsd-sharing.blogspot.co...m-bcm4318.html

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Old 05-29-2018, 03:04 PM   #7
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Maybe "modprobe b43"
probably need firmware installed
http://linux-bsd-sharing.blogspot.co...m-bcm4318.html

I Think i had tried this but...
it worked!!! idk
thanks a lot to both of you
 
  


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