On Vista turning off Wifi, was: Don't buy HP computers

Raquel raquel at thericehouse.net
Tue Mar 31 19:15:27 UTC 2009

On Tue, 31 Mar 2009 19:10:37 +0200
"M. Fioretti" <mfioretti at nexaima.net> wrote:

> On Tue, Mar 31, 2009 05:44:34 AM -0600, Karl F. Larsen wrote:
> > A problem occurred that kept WiFi from working. The problem is
> > that the wifi hardware is turned off by Vista when you stop it.
> Karl, and all list members,
> there is one thing here which I would like to understand: are we
> 100% sure that the behavior above is something that Vista always
> does by default, that is a deliberate design decision by Microsoft
> designers? Or is it something that, for any reason, only happens on
> your own laptop, or only on all HP laptops, etc..?
> In the first case, if there are any proofs for it, there may be
> space for an article here, but I'd have to be sure.
> Ciao,
> 	Marco

My HP was loaded with Vista when I got it and it turned off the
wireless when it shutdown.  HOWEVER, that had nothing to do with
Ubuntu as all drivers were replace when I removed Vista and installed
Ubuntu.  Once I got the wrong drivers blacklisted and the correct
drivers from backports, everything has worked as it should.

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question
mark on the things you have long taken for granted.

  --Bertrand Russell

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