summary: My girlfriend's starling runs UNR 9.10 pretty well, *except* that it occasionally loses wireless entirely. This can be kludged, but not the same way (procedures below). Is there a more permanent fix?
This nearly-new starling (model=star1, System76=2.4.4) shipped with jaunty. I attempted to upgrade it to karmic using Update Manager per the wiki directions but failed , so I did a fresh install of karmic and System76 which worked. Since then the starling has run fine, except that, every few weeks, it loses wireless entirely: no connections in Network Manager, wireless LED goes off.
This can be kludged, but not the same way. Sometimes
- Twiddle the hardware WiFi/3G switch: pull it to the right, release,let it pop back.
works, sometimes not. Other times
- Cable in starling, wait for autoconnect.
- System>Administration>System76 Driver>Install Drivers>Install
works, sometimes not. Today I did the first procedure, which failed, then the second procedure, which failed, then the first procedure again, which worked.
Is there a more permanent fix?