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Hello all, please i need help whit my wifi switch on UBUNTU. My wifi switch (button) is not working on Ubuntu but on windows 7 works ok. My wifi card ...
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    wifi switch problem


    Hello all, please i need help whit my wifi switch on UBUNTU.


    My wifi switch (button) is not working on Ubuntu but on windows 7 works ok.
    My wifi card Boardcom 802.11 driver working good on linux, but i can not activate wireles switch button.
    Whitout it my wifi not working.
    My notebook is HP 6735s.
    Please can someone help me?

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    Last edited by X-Burst; 05-24-2011 at 08:01 PM.

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    in earlier years such was quiet common
    as long as you have dual boot
    boot win
    make sure your wlan is ON
    then reboot (NO shutdown!!!) and select linux upon reboot (without full shutdown!!)
    that should keep your wireless chip switched ON during your entire reboot procedure from win to linux

    such happened to me until end last year with my older acer travelmate every now and then when wlan was OFF in windows = then no activation button working in linux. same behavior sometimes also for bluetooth switch.

    once you have it ON in linux, it should remain on even when you shut down and boot again.
    unfortunately in the HW world often chips are shut down by default and in the linux world there are SW missing to activate such devices. same in modern built in qualcomm 2000 gobi chipsets on HP laptop.

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    Thank you very much. It is very helpful.
    I never think such a thing.
    It's a bit funny, but it helped.

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