Dell WiFi key Fn+F2 breaks Intel WiFi on Natty

Jordon Bedwell jordon at
Sun Aug 14 22:28:36 UTC 2011

On 08/14/2011 05:08 PM, NoOp wrote:
> On 08/14/2011 01:59 PM, Nils Kassube wrote:
> My HP G60 has that issue. I discovered quite by accident after I'd
> disabled in Win7 & booted to 10.10 that Wifi wouldn't turn on. So I
> booted back to Win7 to test; after leaving it on in Win7 & then
> rebooting back to 10.10 all was working again. Pretty odd & I've not
> bothered to dig into the problem, but I suspect it has something to do
> with Win7 setting a flag in the bios.

I believe you guys are on about an old bug in the Kernel that should
have been fixed by now, that bug is almost 9 months old now, but in case
it's not fixed in Ubuntu yet try:

sudo rfkill unblock wifi

Somebody else mentioned the wifi button and the bios, that was a fix
too, to disable the wifi button in the bios /should/ fix the problem.
If it's hardblocked you'll need to remove the driver, rfkill and then
add the driver again.

I would search for an Ubuntu bug but searching for something like this
is going to be so ambiguous and I don't have the time right now but when
I get done working I'll be more then glad to try and track down a bug
for you and post it back to the list.

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