Vista kills Ubuntu wireless

Young tuxman at
Wed Sep 2 20:06:19 UTC 2009

Vincent Arnoux wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 2, 2009 at 21:20, Nils Kassube<kassube at> wrote:
>> @Young: Do you have a key or key combination to switch on/off wireless?
>> And if you have it, did you try to enable it again after you booted
>> Ubuntu. The second thing to try: In the BIOS of my laptop (not a Dell
>> machine) I have a "wireless default setting" which can be enabled or
>> disabled. It has to be enabled for Ubuntu. And I remember I have seen
>> another machine which had the options "disabled" and "no change" where
>> the "no change" option worked, IIRC. If you have such a setting, play
>> with it to find out if it makes a change.
> You can try hibernating Vista instead of shutting it off. That worked for me.
> Vincent
Well, that does make a difference. It at least sees the wireless router, 
but it still won't connect.
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