Vista kills Ubuntu wireless

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Wed Sep 2 19:58:57 UTC 2009

Colin Law wrote:
> 2009/9/2 Accessys at <accessys at>:
>> On Wed, 2 Sep 2009, Young wrote:
>>> I just got my first laptop (Dell Studio 1737), and wanted to do it up
>>> right with Ubuntu. Before I even let Vista run, I forced it to boot from
>>> the Ubuntu 9.04 i386 live CD and it *worked fine, including the
>>> wireless*. So I, of course, think I'm home free.
>> easy solution, delete vista.
> Bob, I don't think you read the original post quite carefully enough.
> The problem is, I think, that having run Vista once ubuntu will no
> longer access the wireless at all.  Deleting Vista will not help with
> this.
> Colin
	What is happening here is Vista has a devise added to it, that starts 
the wireless devise when you start Vista. And it turns it off when you 
turn off Vista.

	You fix this by taking out the battery. Then start on the wall charger 
and bring up Vista. When it is up and working with wireless, unplug the 
laptop. Now put the battery back in and never use Vista again!

	I had to do this with my laptop.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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