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#1 2018-01-16 21:15:11

ector1935
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wifi blocked

Hello guys,
I need urgent help for the wifi, after today's updates, the wifi I disconnected myself, without having touched a button, (or maybe without noticing I touched the wifi button).
now if I pinch the wifi button freezes both of me, but then if I press it again one always remains locked, even giving rfkill.
I started windows and it works, while on all distro linux no longer works, it is hard blocked
I started the live even I can not connect to the wifi, while before I connected without problems.
There is no one who can help the distro and archlabs 4.1

Here the result if I press the wifi button

[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ 

If I press it again here is the answer from the terminal

[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ 

I searched the net but without coming to terms with it, what do I have to change notebooks?

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#2 2018-01-16 21:38:02

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Re: wifi blocked

A hard block is usually for the keyboard switch (or other hardware-based toggle) so the only place you could check otherwise would be in your firmware ("BIOS") options.

As a last resort, you could try "pulling the plug" on your Windows system whilst the connection is up; perhaps Windows is doing something sneaky as it shuts down...

Note that a hard reset in Windows will likely cause corruption and data loss so please wait for other suggestions before thinking about trying that.


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#3 2018-01-16 23:59:54

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Re: wifi blocked

Does the command:

sudo rfkill unblock all

unblock your wifi?

more details in the man page for rfkill.

And what brand of norebook and wireless card?

Last edited by PackRat (2018-01-17 15:28:53)


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#4 2018-01-17 08:32:14

ector1935
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Re: wifi blocked

thanks for answering, on windows the wifi works without problems, so I think the problem is with linux, or am I wrong?
He went off alone, I'm sure because, I slept on the couch, I got up and saw that there was no more connection.

[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ sudo rfkill unblock all
[sudo] password for ettore: 
[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ 

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#5 2018-01-17 15:35:27

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Re: wifi blocked

What is the brand of notebook you're using? Wireless network adaptor information.

I did some quick searches of this problem because I remembered it from another user forum; at first glance it looks like the solution may vary from notebook to notebook.

on windows the wifi works without problems, so I think the problem is with linux, or am I wrong?

Not necessarily - sometimes there is Windows side software that locks your wifi on shutdown - like on this Thinkpad
Your notebook have some Windows software like that installed - I'm assuming you're dual booting; correct?

Last edited by PackRat (2018-01-17 15:46:03)


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#6 2018-01-17 16:08:37

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Re: wifi blocked

@OP: did the update include kernel update? If yes, try to boot previous kernel ...

Last week (or 10 day ago), I have a kernel update (I'm on debian sid) which broke my WiFi ... it turned up that the kernel update didn't properly trigger wl.ko kernel module. It this bug, easily resolved with installing 'libelf-dev'.


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#7 2018-01-17 17:15:08

ector1935
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Re: wifi blocked

PackRat wrote:

What is the brand of notebook you're using? Wireless network adaptor information.

I did some quick searches of this problem because I remembered it from another user forum; at first glance it looks like the solution may vary from notebook to notebook.

on windows the wifi works without problems, so I think the problem is with linux, or am I wrong?

Not necessarily - sometimes there is Windows side software that locks your wifi on shutdown - like on this Thinkpad
Your notebook have some Windows software like that installed - I'm assuming you're dual booting; correct?

here's what you asked for:
yes dual boot,but on h.d. external.
my notebook is hp envy dv7 7390el

[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ lspci -knn | grep -EiA2 net
0a:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3290]
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter [103c:18ec]
	Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
--
0b:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 07)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [103c:1818]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
[ettore@yoda-pc ~]$ 

if you need more, please ask.
thank

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#8 2018-01-17 17:16:40

ector1935
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Re: wifi blocked

iMBeCil wrote:

@OP: did the update include kernel update? If yes, try to boot previous kernel ...

Last week (or 10 day ago), I have a kernel update (I'm on debian sid) which broke my WiFi ... it turned up that the kernel update didn't properly trigger wl.ko kernel module. It this bug, easily resolved with installing 'libelf-dev'.

@iMBeCil sorry but can not find that file with pacman nor with yaourt.
Thank

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#9 2018-01-17 17:44:19

iMBeCil
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Re: wifi blocked

^Of course you don't have that file, since you don't have Broadcomm wifi chip.


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#10 2018-01-18 11:07:14

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Re: wifi blocked

ector1935 wrote:

thanks for answering, on windows the wifi works without problems, so I think the problem is with linux, or am I wrong?
He went off alone, I'm sure because, I slept on the couch, I got up and saw that there was no more connection.

Does this mean your wireless was working with the current ArchLabs setup then quit? Looks like the laptop going into hibernation or sleep may have caused the wifi lock.


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