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Old 07-10-2015, 11:04 AM   #1
meanjoegreene01
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why is my wireless hotkey linked to softblock?


i've been trying to get my wifi on my hp pavilion g6 1d98dx dual booting windows 8.1 and ubuntu 15.04 working here's what i've tried http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2285905 but i cant disable my hardblock becuase the hotkey that is normally linked to it(f12) is linked to the softblock which i believe is the problem. here is some wireless info to help troubleshoot https://www.dropbox.com/s/juiw8onx8x...-info.txt?dl=0
 
Old 07-10-2015, 11:22 AM   #2
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can you show us the output of this:
Code:
sudo rfkill list all
sudo rfkill unblock wifi
sudo rfkill list all
 
Old 07-10-2015, 11:28 AM   #3
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here you go
Code:
joseph@joseph-ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
joseph@joseph-ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill unblock wifi
joseph@joseph-ubuntu:~$ sudo rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
 
Old 07-10-2015, 01:27 PM   #4
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Try this: unload the wireless module (`lspci -k|grep -iA2 net` to find this), unblock everything, reload the wireless module and unblock everything again.
Code:
# modprobe -rv <name of module>
# rfkill unblock all
# modprobe -v <name of module>
# rfkill unblock all
If that doesn't work, post the output of:
Code:
lsmod|grep wmi
 
Old 07-10-2015, 01:46 PM   #5
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this is the output of the code you gave me
Code:
joseph@joseph-ubuntu:~$ lspci -k|grep -iA2 net
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 169b
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
07:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company U98Z077.00 Half-size Mini PCIe Card
08:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5209 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
i dont know which one to use or what exactly i need to put after "modprobe -rv" for the appropriate module
 
Old 07-10-2015, 02:09 PM   #6
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it seems your wifi doesn't work at all because there's no driver (aka kernel module) taking care of it.

you should probably fix that first, most probably the block will just go away after that.

and before asking us how to do it, please search because these wireless problems are very, very common and the solution is most probably already out there, in about 1000 variations.

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Old 07-10-2015, 02:16 PM   #7
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Good catch ondoho!

@OP: You need the firmware-ralink package, as described here:
https://wiki.debian.org/rt2800pci#Installation
 
Old 07-10-2015, 02:23 PM   #8
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thanks i'll check it out edit: so i installed firmware-ralink after uninstalling linux-firmware so that the firmware-ralink install would go through.but still nothing... EDIT:i followed this threadhttp://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2163615&page=2 and now my network dropdown menu looks like this https://www.dropbox.com/s/y3bb7p34s3m86rq/Screenshot%20from%202015-07-10%2018%3A18%3A58.png?dl=0 before enable wifi was greyed out but wifi networks is still greyed out not sure what to do...

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Old 07-11-2015, 12:24 AM   #9
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please post again what was requested in posts #2 and #4.
 
Old 07-11-2015, 05:10 AM   #10
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@OP: I'm very sorry but for some reason I was thinking that you were using Debian rather than *buntu so my advice in post #7 is incorrect.
 
  


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