[ubuntu-uk] Niggling wireless issue

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Sat Oct 20 18:22:54 BST 2007

What model is your laptop? With my ThinkPad I can turn off various
internal devices including the Wireless adapter. In Windows it's a
checkbox to switch on and off but in Ubuntu I have to send commands to
ACPI files in /proc. I believe there are several laptops that work in
the same way.

Hope this helps.


On Fri, 2007-10-19 at 23:58 +0100, Josh Blacker wrote:
> Hi guys,
> Not really asking for help as such, just flagging up something that's
> bugging me. I dual-boot windows and Gutsy on my laptop, as I'm sure
> many others do. Now, if I use Windows for whatever reason, and turn
> off the wireless to save power, and then go back to Ubuntu, the
> wireless just doesn't work, regardless of what I do in Ubuntu. I can
> 'disable' and 'enable' it from the network-manager applet all I like,
> but it just won't work until I reboot into Windows and turn the
> wireless on there and go back to Ubuntu.
> Rant over. Anyone else experiencing this?
> -- 
> Josh Blacker

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