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Old 04-15-2015, 11:23 AM   #1
meanjoegreene01
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wireless button not working


im running gnome ubuntu 14.10/windows 7 ultimate on a hp pavilion g6 1d98dx and it appears that my wireless button is somehow bound to something to do with the softblock (not the hardblock as it should be) i ran rfkill list all and it gives me 0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
but if i press my wireless button (f12) nothing happens to the indicator light but when i run rfkill list all again it says
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
any ideas are welcome ive tried installing diffrent distros such as mint, ubuntu, kubuntu, deepin, and fedora but they all have the same problem
 
Old 04-15-2015, 12:56 PM   #2
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maybe a driver issue. what is the hardware, please provide other diagnostic info from here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post5331568
 
Old 04-15-2015, 01:37 PM   #3
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maybe a driver issue. what is the hardware, please provide other diagnostic info from here:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...7/#post5331568
not quite sure what you want me to do as far as the script in the link you provided. but my network controller is 07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:5390]

Last edited by meanjoegreene01; 04-15-2015 at 01:41 PM. Reason: left out information
 
Old 04-15-2015, 01:45 PM   #4
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copypasta this into a terminal and paste in the result in your next response in between [code] tags:
Code:
echo uname && uname -a -m -p &> /tmp/00-uname.schneidz && \
echo lspci && lspci -vvv -nn | awk 'BEGIN {RS="\n\n"} /Ethernet controller|Network controller/ {print $0}' &> /tmp/01-lspci.schneidz && \
echo lsusb && lsusb &> /tmp/02-lsusb.schneidz && \
echo lsmod && lsmod &> /tmp/03-lsmod.schneidz && \
echo ifconfig && ifconfig &> /tmp/04-ifconfig.schneidz && \
echo ifconfig -a && ifconfig -a &> /tmp/05-ifconfig-a.schneidz && \
echo iwconfig && iwconfig &> /tmp/06-iwconfig.schneidz && \
echo rfkill && rfkill list &> /tmp/07-rfkill.schneidz && \
echo iwlist && sudo iwlist `awk '/IEEE/ {print $1}' /tmp/06-iwconfig.schneidz` scan &> /tmp/08-iwlist.schneidz && \
echo resolv.conf && cat /etc/resolv.conf &> 09-resolv.conf.schneidz && \
echo route && route -n &> /tmp/10-route.schneidz && \
echo ping router && ping -c 1 `route | awk '/default/ {print $2}'` &> /tmp/11-ping-router.schneidz && \
echo ping dns server && ping -c 1 `awk '/nameserver/ {print $2}' /etc/resolv.conf | head -n 1` &> /tmp/12-ping-dns-server.schneidz && \
echo ping using ip && ping -c 1 64.235.229.141 &> /tmp/13-ping-using-ip.schneidz && \
echo ping using dns && ping -c 1 www.02144.com &> /tmp/14-ping-using-dns.schneidz

head -n 99999 /tmp/*.schneidz
 
Old 04-15-2015, 01:52 PM   #5
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Code:
echo uname && uname -a -m -p &> /tmp/00-uname.schneidz && \
> echo lspci && lspci -vvv -nn | awk 'BEGIN {RS="\n\n"} /Ethernet controller|Network controller/ {print $0}' &> /tmp/01-lspci.schneidz && \
> echo lsusb && lsusb &> /tmp/02-lsusb.schneidz && \
> echo lsmod && lsmod &> /tmp/03-lsmod.schneidz && \
> echo ifconfig && ifconfig &> /tmp/04-ifconfig.schneidz && \
> echo ifconfig -a && ifconfig -a &> /tmp/05-ifconfig-a.schneidz && \
> echo iwconfig && iwconfig &> /tmp/06-iwconfig.schneidz && \
> echo rfkill && rfkill list &> /tmp/07-rfkill.schneidz && \
> echo iwlist && sudo iwlist `awk '/IEEE/ {print $1}' /tmp/06-iwconfig.schneidz` scan &> /tmp/08-iwlist.schneidz && \
> echo resolv.conf && cat /etc/resolv.conf &> 09-resolv.conf.schneidz && \
> echo route && route -n &> /tmp/10-route.schneidz && \
> echo ping router && ping -c 1 `route | awk '/default/ {print $2}'` &> /tmp/11-ping-router.schneidz && \
> echo ping dns server && ping -c 1 `awk '/nameserver/ {print $2}' /etc/resolv.conf | head -n 1` &> /tmp/12-ping-dns-server.schneidz && \
> echo ping using ip && ping -c 1 64.235.229.141 &> /tmp/13-ping-using-ip.schneidz && \
> echo ping using dns && ping -c 1 www.02144.com &> /tmp/14-ping-using-dns.schneidz
uname
lspci
lsusb
lsmod
ifconfig
ifconfig -a
iwconfig
rfkill
iwlist
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:03 PM   #6
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you forgot to include the important bit:
Code:
head -n 99999 /tmp/*.schneidz
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:06 PM   #7
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Code:
head -n 99999 /tmp/*.schneidz
==> /tmp/00-uname.schneidz <==
Linux jgreene-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC 3.19.0-10-generic #10-Ubuntu SMP Mon Mar 23 16:25:20 UTC 2015 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

==> /tmp/01-lspci.schneidz <==
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:169b]
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx+
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 25
	Region 0: I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
	Region 2: Memory at f0004000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Region 4: Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
07:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT5390 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:5390]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company U98Z077.00 Half-size Mini PCIe Card [103c:1636]
	Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
	Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
	Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
	Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 17
	Region 0: Memory at f0300000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci

==> /tmp/02-lsusb.schneidz <==
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f2:b293 Chicony Electronics Co., Ltd 
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 05dc:a20b Lexar Media, Inc. 
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

==> /tmp/03-lsmod.schneidz <==
Module                  Size  Used by
arc4                   12608  2 
uvcvideo               86973  0 
rt2800pci              13630  0 
rt2800mmio             20938  1 rt2800pci
rt2800lib              93271  2 rt2800pci,rt2800mmio
snd_hda_codec_idt      63606  1 
snd_hda_codec_generic    68875  1 snd_hda_codec_idt
videobuf2_vmalloc      13793  1 uvcvideo
rt2x00pci              13287  1 rt2800pci
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     51974  1 
videobuf2_memops       13362  1 videobuf2_vmalloc
snd_hda_intel          30520  12 
rt2x00mmio             13603  2 rt2800pci,rt2800mmio
videobuf2_core         47079  1 uvcvideo
v4l2_common            14837  1 videobuf2_core
snd_hda_controller     31044  1 snd_hda_intel
videodev              158682  3 uvcvideo,v4l2_common,videobuf2_core
media                  22084  2 uvcvideo,videodev
snd_hda_codec         139421  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
rt2x00lib              55113  5 rt2x00pci,rt2800lib,rt2800pci,rt2800mmio,rt2x00mmio
mac80211              720010  3 rt2x00lib,rt2x00pci,rt2800lib
snd_hwdep              17698  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm               105534  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_seq_midi           13564  0 
snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
cfg80211              539517  2 mac80211,rt2x00lib
snd_rawmidi            30827  1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                67224  2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device         14878  3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
hp_wmi                 14017  0 
eeprom_93cx6           13815  1 rt2800pci
sparse_keymap          13948  1 hp_wmi
crc_ccitt              12707  1 rt2800lib
snd_timer              29513  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
ttm                    97523  0 
drm_kms_helper        121955  0 
kvm                   482349  0 
drm                   335207  2 ttm,drm_kms_helper
rtsx_pci_ms            18168  0 
joydev                 17344  0 
snd                    87611  34 snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device
i2c_algo_bit           13406  0 
serio_raw              13434  0 
memstick               16966  1 rtsx_pci_ms
i2c_piix4              22159  0 
soundcore              15052  2 snd,snd_hda_codec
k10temp                13232  0 
wmi                    19193  1 hp_wmi
shpchp                 37040  0 
hp_wireless            12637  0 
video                  20322  0 
mac_hid                13227  0 
parport_pc             32741  0 
ppdev                  17671  0 
lp                     17759  0 
parport                42299  3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
autofs4                38830  2 
uas                    22414  0 
usb_storage            66393  2 uas
rtsx_pci_sdmmc         23279  0 
psmouse               111713  0 
rtsx_pci               46974  2 rtsx_pci_ms,rtsx_pci_sdmmc
ahci                   34019  2 
r8169                  80692  0 
libahci                32190  1 ahci
mii                    13934  1 r8169

==> /tmp/04-ifconfig.schneidz <==
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 78:e3:b5:6d:6b:7e  
          inet addr:192.168.1.72  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: 2602:306:3479:5270:7ae3:b5ff:fe6d:6b7e/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: 2602:306:3479:5270:a94d:eefc:6175:ccca/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::7ae3:b5ff:fe6d:6b7e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:101852 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:61352 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:109478963 (109.4 MB)  TX bytes:7965269 (7.9 MB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:7725 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7725 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:757567 (757.5 KB)  TX bytes:757567 (757.5 KB)


==> /tmp/05-ifconfig-a.schneidz <==
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 78:e3:b5:6d:6b:7e  
          inet addr:192.168.1.72  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: 2602:306:3479:5270:7ae3:b5ff:fe6d:6b7e/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: 2602:306:3479:5270:a94d:eefc:6175:ccca/64 Scope:Global
          inet6 addr: fe80::7ae3:b5ff:fe6d:6b7e/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:101852 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:61352 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:109478963 (109.4 MB)  TX bytes:7965269 (7.9 MB)

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:7725 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:7725 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:757567 (757.5 KB)  TX bytes:757567 (757.5 KB)

wlan0     Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 08:ed:b9:33:bf:9b  
          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)


==> /tmp/06-iwconfig.schneidz <==
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry short limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          

==> /tmp/07-iwlist.schneidz <==
Sorry, try again.
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down


==> /tmp/07-rfkill.schneidz <==
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes

==> /tmp/08-iwlist.schneidz <==
wlan0     Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down
sorry about that
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:09 PM   #8
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try running something like
Code:
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
to turn on your wifi adapter.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:11 PM   #9
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jgreene@jgreene-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:15 PM   #10
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hmm, try this:
Code:
sudo rfkill list all
sudo rfkill unblock wifi
sudo rfkill list all
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:17 PM   #11
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gave me this
Code:
jgreene@jgreene-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo rfkill list all
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
jgreene@jgreene-HP-Pavilion-g6-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:27 PM   #12
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i just want to confirm you ran this too:
Code:
sudo rfkill unblock wifi
(its not in your response above ?)

else maybe this will work instead?:
Code:
sudo rfkill unblock all
not really sure what is preventing it... i'll still look into it but maybe in the meantime someone else who is smarter than me will know the answer ?
 
  


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