[Bug 190664] Re: [XPS M1530] Wireless don't work (need to use 'noapic' kernel boot param)

khyron khyron_the_dread at hotmail.com
Thu Jan 28 20:44:35 UTC 2010

Hi All, I found a solution for Ubuntu 9.10: do a fresh install of Ubuntu
9.04, then upgrade to 9.10 via the Update Manager's "Upgrade" button.
Then wifi is happy.

So, yeah, I also have a Dell m1530 with the Dell wireless hardware and
experienced the same issue (no wifi light, no recognition of wifi
hardware) after a fresh install of Ubuntu 9.10 (Farking Koala). Even
adding the 'noapic' boot time kernal parameter did not help.

The Dell wifi hardware works fine in Ubuntu 9.04 (Jiggly Jackelope). If
you *upgrade* to 9.10 instead of fresh install, the wireless
functionality remains.

My guess is this somehow has something to do w/ the bootloader setup?
(Koala uses grub2 and it's all moved around???).

Anyway, hope this helps those of you tempted to give up on Ubuntu over
this. After many turbulent years of linux use, I've finally made made
the switch to linux as my primary personal OS thanks to the leaps and
bounds in usability Ubuntu has made.


[XPS M1530] Wireless don't work (need to use 'noapic' kernel boot param)
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