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Bug#647249: linux-image-3.0.0-2-amd64: Dell Inspiron Mini 1018 is no longer able to enable wireless

On Mon, 2011-10-31 at 22:49 -0600, Fernando C. Estrada wrote:
> Package: linux-2.6
> Version: 3.0.0-5
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> After I disable wireless via network-manager-gnome, I can't enable
> it again, I guess Fn+F2 does not disable rfkill as it should.
>     # ifconfig wlan0 up
>     SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill
>     # rfkill list
>     0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
>         Soft blocked: yes
>         Hard blocked: yes
>     1: phy0: Wireless LAN
>         Soft blocked: no
>         Hard blocked: yes

What do you get if you run 'rfkill unblock; rfkill list'?

> I hope this bug report helps with the solution:
>     https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/697520

But that problem was supposed to be solved by the dell-laptop module.
Your system already has that loaded.

> Any other information you need about this issue please don't
> hesitate to ask. Thanks in advance for your help! ;-)
> Regards,
> P.S. Currently the only way for me to get my wireless enabled again
> is reset the BIOS to the default settings.

What do you mean by 'reset'?  Does the disabled state persist after a


Ben Hutchings
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