Fix for HP Laptops

Arthur Johnson arthur.johnson at
Tue Mar 31 17:38:03 UTC 2009

On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 at 10:26 AM, Karl Larsen <klarsen1 at> wrote:
>    The problem with my HP CQ50 laptop is simple. When Vista (which has
> a driver) turns off it also turns off the atheros AR5007 WiFi hardware.
> This means my Linux without a driver can't turn on the hardware.

Are you sure there is no BIOS setting for turning the wifi on at boot
time?  My daughter's Asus Eee 900A had this problem when she put
Ubuntu on it.  I found a switch in the BIOS for turning it on when the
machine starts.

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