Monday, May 28, 2012

[FIX] Enable wireless in Xubuntu 12.04

In Xubuntu 12.04 when I boot my laptop with the wireless switched off and then try to switch it on while the system is already running, won't work.

I click on the network indicator plugin and it says that wireless is disabled by hardware switch, which isn't true. Luckily the solution is quite simple.

Fix

Open a terminal window and run:

sudo rfkill unblock all

References

Ubuntu 12.04 says Wireless is disabled by hardware switch at askubuntu.com

4 comments:

  1. Very good!!

    as I did not know this tip I had to install wicd to fix.

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  2. thanks! I tried all the morning to resolve this problem.

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  3. Thanks man! That fixed my issue!

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