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    Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    Problem - Wireless disabled by hardware switch.

    I thought I could hit FN+f2 (Laptop is a Asus K61LC), but that only seems to toggle the soft lock, not the hard lock.

    Example:

    USER@USER-K61IC:~$ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: yes
    Hitting Fn + F2 results in:
    USER@USER-K61IC:~$ rfkill list
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: yes
    Now, using event to monitor the presses of the Fn + F2
    USER@USER-K61IC:~$ rfkill event
    1326375094.101854: idx 0 type 1 op 0 soft 1 hard 1
    1326375098.155679: idx 0 type 1 op 2 soft 0 hard 1
    1326375098.869131: idx 0 type 1 op 2 soft 1 hard 1
    1326375099.313037: idx 0 type 1 op 2 soft 0 hard 1
    1326375099.847744: idx 0 type 1 op 2 soft 1 hard 1
    ^Z
    [1]+ Stopped rfkill event
    lspci:
    04:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)


    So, all I can really seem to find suggest loading the laptop through windows and hitting the switch, something I don't have available to me right now. I'm using Ubuntu, and the wired connection is how I'm connecting to you now. Any pointers I should follow to try and resolve this? Thanks for any and all assistance.

    I've now been through about 20 threads, and even more bug reports. I've tried the following that did NOT work:

    sudo service Network-Manager stop
    sudo rmmod -f acer_wmi
    sudo modprobe -r acer_wmi
    sudo rfkill unblock all
    sudo service Network-Manager start
    (Most bug reports and threads seemed to end after unblock all was mentioned, which doesn't work for me)

    (my assumption is that the acer part didn't work due to that not being the driver type being used)

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    Hi, please post the results of:
    Code:
    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    iwconfig
    rfkill list all
    lsmod
    by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
    Thank you

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
    Code:
    DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
    DISTRIB_RELEASE=11.10
    DISTRIB_CODENAME=oneiric
    DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 11.10"
    Linux clare47-K61IC 3.0.0-14-generic #23-Ubuntu SMP Mon Nov 21 20:28:43 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
    Code:
    03:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. U6V/U31J laptop [1043:16d5]
    	Kernel driver in use: r8169
    --
    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
    	Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:1089]
    	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
    iwconfig
    Code:
    lo        no wireless extensions.
    
    eth0      no wireless extensions.
    
    wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any  
              Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
              Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
              Power Management:off
    rfkill list all
    Code:
    0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    	Soft blocked: no
    	Hard blocked: yes
    lsmod
    Code:
    Module                  Size  Used by
    parport_pc             36962  0 
    ppdev                  17113  0 
    dm_crypt               23199  1 
    snd_hda_codec_hdmi     32040  1 
    bnep                   18436  2 
    rfcomm                 47946  0 
    bluetooth             166112  10 bnep,rfcomm
    snd_hda_codec_realtek   330769  1 
    arc4                   12529  2 
    ath9k                 127538  0 
    mac80211              462092  1 ath9k
    ath9k_common           13839  1 ath9k
    ath9k_hw              312914  2 ath9k,ath9k_common
    ath                    24067  2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
    uvcvideo               72711  0 
    videodev               92992  1 uvcvideo
    v4l2_compat_ioctl32    17083  1 videodev
    psmouse                73882  0 
    joydev                 17693  0 
    cfg80211              199587  3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
    serio_raw              13166  0 
    snd_hda_intel          33390  2 
    snd_hda_codec         104802  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel
    snd_hwdep              13668  1 snd_hda_codec
    snd_pcm                96714  3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
    snd_seq_midi           13324  0 
    snd_rawmidi            30547  1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_seq_midi_event     14899  1 snd_seq_midi
    binfmt_misc            17540  1 
    snd_seq                61896  2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
    snd_timer              29991  2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device         14540  3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
    asus_laptop            19722  0 
    sparse_keymap          13890  1 asus_laptop
    snd                    68266  14 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
    soundcore              12680  1 snd
    snd_page_alloc         18529  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    i2c_nforce2            13058  0 
    lp                     17799  0 
    parport                46562  3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
    usbhid                 47198  0 
    hid                    95463  1 usbhid
    nouveau               728662  3 
    ttm                    76805  1 nouveau
    drm_kms_helper         42558  1 nouveau
    drm                   236290  5 nouveau,ttm,drm_kms_helper
    i2c_algo_bit           13423  1 nouveau
    mxm_wmi                12979  1 nouveau
    r8169                  52788  0 
    wmi                    19256  1 mxm_wmi
    video                  19412  1 nouveau
    ahci                   26002  2 
    libahci                26861  1 ahci

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    Hi, double check and make sure those are the keys that turn your wireless on then you can do the following.
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local
    Add your three lines above exit.
    Code:
    rmmod -f ath9k
    rfkill unblock all
    modprobe ath9k
    Proofread carefully, save and close gedit. Reboot and tell us is it working now.
    Thank you
    Last edited by wildmanne39; January 13th, 2012 at 01:22 AM. Reason: spelling

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    Did as you asked, there isn't a difference. I'm informed that Wireless is disabled by hardware switch still. Thanks for the assistance thus far.

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    Hi, go into your bios and make sure it is not turned off in there, then if I need to I will do some more research.

    In almost all cases the commands I gave you to put in that file fixes the issue.

    Did you reboot? also you can open that file again and make sure the file is still there.
    Thanks

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    It is enabled in BIOs. I also tried to disable it to see if that would make a difference, it did not.

    The file is still edited with the extra commands.

    I have rebooted numerous times, as that was something that had fixed the issue for others. When rebooting, I can toggle the LED via Fn+F2, which I can't do once Ubuntu is fully loaded.

    My research showed that there has been issues with the Fn+F2 combination not toggling the hard lock for a lot of people, and most resolved with either commands listed in this thread, or booting into a windows dual boot and toggling it. I don't have access to windows at the moment, but a MINT LIveCD (which worked for a handful) did not work for me.

    I hope that information helps with your research. I've pretty much resigned to baseline into windows (this is a smaller hard drive), making sure the wireless works, then going back to Ubuntu. If I can't come up with another solution in the next few days, this is what I'll probably do.

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    Hi, try this please:
    Code:
    sudo rmmod -f mxm_wmi
    Thanks

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    sudo rmmod -f mxm_wmi

    Code:
    ERROR: Removing 'mxm_wmi': Resource temporarily unavailable

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    Re: Fn+F2 Wireless Toggle, AR9285

    Hi, please try it this way.
    Code:
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 down
    sudo rmmod -f mxm_wmi
    sudo rmmod -f ath9k
    sudo modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1
    sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
    Thanks

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