Don't buy HP computers

Franz Waldmüller waldbauernbub at
Tue Mar 31 16:27:50 UTC 2009

Karl F. Larsen schrieb:
>     I have a Presidio CQ50 laptop from HP. I did the necessary moving of 
> partitions around so I could load Ubuntu. I have 8.11 and 9.04Beta 
> installed and running quite well. A problem occurred that kept WiFi from 
> working. The problem is that the wifi hardware is turned off by Vista 
> when you stop it.

The Asus eeePC of my girlfriend is having similar problems:
Sometimes wifi shuts itself off, but there is no Windows Dual Boot 
install just plain ubuntu. I think that the BIOS is buggy, because it 
was simply disabled in the bios, just had to switch it back on (in the 
As long as it doesn't happen often it is not a major problem (No my 
girfriend knows how to access bios settings)

Maybe your problem is similar?

-> When blaming the brand it would be a good idea to rule out other 
inflences (as Windows Vista in your case).

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