Vista kills Ubuntu wireless

Vincent Arnoux vincent.arnoux at
Wed Sep 2 20:02:53 UTC 2009

On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 21:56, Colin Law<clanlaw at> wrote:
> 2009/9/2 Vincent Arnoux <vincent.arnoux at>:
>> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 21:27, Young<tuxman at> wrote:
>>> I didn't think of that.
>>> I just took the battery out, waited 30 seconds, reinstalled battery. Booted
>>> into Ubuntu.
>>> The wireless is still dead.
>> Did you do that while booted on Vista with wireless on?
> I don't think it would be a good idea to do it while Vista was
> running.  Powering off while running is generally undesirable. (My
> intention was that the power lead was also removed).

Unfortunately, it is when Vista is switching off the wireless chipset
when shutting down. You have to prevent it to do so by shutting
abruptly. Of course, holding the power button for > 5 seconds does the
trick too. I agree it is usually not a good idea to preserve HDD's
life expectancy.


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