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    Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    I am working for school as a technician and need to install ubuntu on 100 mini laptops
    I have tried to install linux drivers from Realtek website. but no luck. Any ideas?

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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    What version of Ubuntu are you using?

    When you say "I've tried to install linux drivers from the Realtek website but no luck", what exactly prevented you from installing the driver? What error message did you get, at what point did you get it, and what did the error message say?

    As a technician I'm sure you'll appreciate that we really need as much information as you can provide
    I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.

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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    Quote Originally Posted by barteks View Post
    Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    I am working for school as a technician and need to install ubuntu on 100 mini laptops
    I have tried to install linux drivers from Realtek website. but no luck. Any ideas?
    what version of Ubuntu? I believe this realtek RTL8191se chipset works out of the box on Ubuntu 11.04 only.
    Intel Atom Dual Core D525 @ 1.80GHz, 1,0GB RAM, Intel Graphics Media Accelator 3150
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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    ubuntu 11.04 - natty narwhal.
    I didn't get any error message during installation so I assume installation was succesful
    when i type in Terminal: rfkill list all
    hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    hard blocked: yes
    phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    hard blocked: no

    Any ideas

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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    I believe drivers are ok but they are blocked or deactivated somehow by Ubuntu.

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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    WOOOOOW
    I have tried those commands

    sudo rmmod -f hp-wmi
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    rfkill list all

    and get wireless working, but after restart it stopped again.
    I need to type commands again after each restart.
    How I can setup wireless permanently so its working on every reboot?

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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    Quote Originally Posted by barteks View Post
    WOOOOOW
    I have tried those commands

    sudo rmmod -f hp-wmi
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    rfkill list all

    and get wireless working, but after restart it stopped again.
    I need to type commands again after each restart.
    How I can setup wireless permanently so its working on every reboot?

    The first thing I would do is add to hp-wmi module to the blacklist file

    Code:
    sudo su
    echo "blacklist hp-wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    exit
    Next to make the others happen I would add

    gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local
    Add a line above exit 0:

    Code:
    rfkill unblock all
    At reboot it should all happen for you!

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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    That solved the problem. Thanks a lot BKRATZ.

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    Re: Hp mini 100e RTL8191se wireless does not work

    This works for me it fixed the problem on my wife's 100e. There are a few other threads around where this solution would help. How do we let others know? Also I would like to know what we would need to do to ensure this works out of the box for other new users as these are the type of users who will be on the 100e. Why is a working driver somehow blocked?

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