LinuxQuestions.org
LinuxAnswers - the LQ Linux tutorial section.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Networking
User Name
Password
Linux - Networking This forum is for any issue related to networks or networking.
Routing, network cards, OSI, etc. Anything is fair game.

Notices

Reply
 
LinkBack Search this Thread
Old 10-05-2013, 09:50 PM   #1
Zuljin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2013
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Unhappy Wireless Problem - Slackware(Current) - HP 6930p


OK, I have installed Slackware 14 on my laptop, and had no issues with my wireless card or any other drivers. Since I had no issues I went ahead and upgraded to Slackware-Current and still had no issues. I figured lets go three for three and upgraded the kernel. After upgrading my kernel to 3.10.14 I have having issues with the wireless card turning on, on boot. It takes close to ten minutes for the wireless card to turn on after boot. It just sits there off no matter what I do. Even if I hit the wireless button on the laptop or tellWICD to turn on the adapter nothing happens then poof it turns on randomly in about ten minutes. Any ideas?
 
Old 10-05-2013, 10:00 PM   #2
frankbell
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, Mint
Posts: 6,888

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
It would likely help to know what wireless chipset you have. lspci in a terminal would report that.

It's a long shot, because, if the wireless finally connects, there might not be any messages output, but you might look in /var/log/messages. I would suggest using the less command, as it will allow you to navigate the file.

Code:
less /var/log/messages
It might be best to do this right after a restart or the occurrence of the problem, so any new messages would be near the end of the file.

You might look into some of the other log files in /var/log, but messages is the place to start.

I can say that, while running current, I have had the occasional update affect the wireless, so that it does not maintain a connection; that is, the connection would drop within an hour or two. Generally, the next update has fixed that. I put it down to what happens when you run what's basically a testing version and hooked up the cable.

Right now, it's working fine under the current --Current.

Last edited by frankbell; 10-05-2013 at 10:06 PM.
 
Old 10-08-2013, 07:29 PM   #3
Zuljin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2013
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Ok after much digging around for some reason the wireless card is being blocked after the kernel update
On every boot I have to run:

rfkill unblock 0
rfkill unblock 1
rfkill unblock 2
rfkill unblock all

after this I am able to startx and open WICD to connect to my wireless network
It will not connect unless I tell it to even though the option for connect automatically is checked

Any thoughts?
 
Old 10-11-2013, 02:30 AM   #4
Zuljin
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Oct 2013
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
bump
 
Old 10-11-2013, 08:36 PM   #5
frankbell
Guru
 
Registered: Jan 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Distribution: Slackware, Debian, Mageia, Mint
Posts: 6,888

Rep: Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269Reputation: 1269
Have you determined what wireless chipset you are using, as requested above? That is essential information for shooting this trouble.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Configuring wireless network using USB Wireless adapter on Slackware-current x64 kkmic Slackware 16 06-28-2011 05:21 AM
Slackware-current Wireless Problem Shadow-Driver Linux - Laptop and Netbook 15 08-25-2010 09:39 AM
Odd wireless problem with Slackware-current on Latitude 110L easuter Slackware 1 12-07-2009 04:44 AM
hp elitebook 6930p: wireless switch not working cf050 Linux - Laptop and Netbook 13 04-05-2009 12:56 PM
Can't get wireless to work on Slackware 12.2/current, Aspire One yhzmet Slackware 2 04-03-2009 10:24 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:45 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration