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  1. #1
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    Oct 2009

    WiFi switch on EeePC 900a

    I have a small issue with my Ubuntu 9.10 Beta. Actually all function keys ('FN' +) work quite well out of the box. No problem with sound volume, background light etc.

    Even the function key to toggle the Wifi off works out of the box. I press it once and the wireless is deactivated. But I can not reactivate it by pressing the function key once more. In order to get Wifi to work again I have to restart the computer.

    Does anybody know the reason for this? Is there a script I can use to get Wifi working again without restarting Ubuntu? With the original Xandros that was not an issue but in Ubuntu it never worked for me. With Ubuntu 9.04 I was even not able to switch Wifi off. Now I can switch it off but have trouble restarting it again.

    UPDATE 15th November 2009:

    I found the solution for reactivating wireless when switching it on and off with the hot key

    You have to pass the following parameters to the kernel command line:
    pciehp.pciehp_force=1 pciehp.pciehp_poll=1

    1. sudo gedit /etc/default/grub

    2. edit the line with GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT:

    GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT=”pciehp.pciehp_force=1 pciehp.pciehp_poll=1 quiet splash”

    3. sudo update-grub2

    Restart the system. Now you can toggle WiFi and you get reconnected when you switch it on again.
    Last edited by Sven6210; November 16th, 2009 at 04:02 PM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Denton, TX, US
    Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin

    Re: WiFi switch on EeePC 900a

    Not entirely relevant to your issue, but you can probably restart the wireless adapter using ifconfig (make sure you reference the appropriate interface {the bolded part}):

    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

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