Kubuntu 11.04 : wireless repeatedly disconnecting after a few seconds

Ioannis Vranos ioannis.vranos at gmail.com
Thu Sep 22 17:51:58 UTC 2011

On Thu, Sep 22, 2011 at 8:47 PM, Nicolas Kovacs <info at microlinux.fr> wrote:
> Hi,
> I've just replaced Slackware 13.37 (with KDE 4.5.5 and a hand-compiled
> NetworkManager) by Kubuntu 11.04 on my Toshiba Tecra laptop, to see if I
> could make life easier for me and use a general public distro.
> Everything looks quite fine, except... wireless. Keeps disconnecting all the
> time. I took a peek in /var/log/syslog, but all I get is a flood of more or
> less laconic messages like this:
> wpa_supplicant: CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=bl:ah:bl:ah:bl:ah reason=0
> etcetera...
> Now I don't even have the slightest idea where to start looking. And this is
> a serious showstopper. Any suggestions?

Try installing package linux-firmware-nonfree, and restart Ubuntu.

If this doesn't fix it, try running Ubuntu (not Kubuntu), live CD, and
check whether wireless works.

Let us know of the results.

Ioannis Vranos


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