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    Smile DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    I recently had a problem with my Dell laptop (XPS M1330), where the wireless was no longer working after upgrading to 9.10.

    My network applet was showing that the wireless was disabled, as was 'lshw -C network'.

    Thank you to Chilli555, who found the problem. There is a bug which is causing rfkill to see the wireless as turned off via the kill switch when in fact it is not. The bug has been reported here: http://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14098

    To see if you suffer the same problem as I did, try this. If your wireless springs to life then you do!

    Code:
    sudo rmmod -f dell_laptop
    To fix add 'blacklist dell_lapto' to /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    Original thread here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1375942

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    Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    I have the same problem with a dell laptop, but your fix isn't working. Here's what I got.

    HTML Code:
    dell@dell-laptop:~$ sudo rmmod -f dell_laptop
    [sudo] password for dell: 
    ERROR: Removing 'dell_laptop': No such file or directory
    dell@dell-laptop:~$ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: yes

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    Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    Sorry to hear that. First thing make sure the kill switch is actually off!

    Secondly I suggest you start a new thread with the name of the driver\wireless nic in the title, along with the output of:

    Code:
    iwconfig
    lshw -C network
    rfkill

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    Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    Worked wonders for me, thanks! Just did a clean install into Lucid Lynx and the wireless was just not working. Your fix fixed it nicely.

    Cheers!

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    Smile Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    Just want to report that this fix works fine with my Dell XPS M1530 with Ubuntu 10.04LTS.

    THANK YOU

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    Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    thanks brooo...nice inpoh gan...

    Network Manager work like charmmmmm........







    -------------------------------------------------------------
    dell vostro 1320
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid
    wireless bcm4312 with b43 driver
    kernel 2.6.34-020634-generic

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    Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    Fix worked for me too. Thanks. However, I have to enter it every time I turn the computer on now. Any idea how to make the change permanent?

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    Smile Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    thanks for the above posts:
    Dell Studio 1558 this just fixed the wireless Intel Centrino N 6200 in Ubuntu 10.10
    According to dmesg the kernel Module was loaded and ready to go.

    I guess the button gets in the way (it seems like the switch was turned off and in dmesg you can see its not turning it on, stays off each time its pressed)

    to FIX-Add "blacklist dell_laptop" to your modprobe config (e.g. on Ubuntu
    /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

    found here:https://bugzilla.kernel.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14098

    Nice Machine

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    Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    Tanks fot the above post, works on my dell ispiron 1764, i3.

    Tanks and best regard

    Luis Ríos

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    Re: DELL Laptops Wireless not working after update to 9.10

    Old thread closed.

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