HP Pavilion DM3 Atheros WiFi Disabled

Asked by Simmo on 2010-11-06

I seem to have a similar problem to a fair few folks regarding wifi listed as disabled ... the thing with the DM3 is that the button on the side of the laptop enabled bluetooth and wifi .... Bluetooth enabled fine but wifi remains disabled at all times ... I've pasted the output from the command everyone gets asked to run in other posts below .. also when trying to just bring the interface up i get

simmo@Ulaptop:~$ sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
[sudo] password for simmo:
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not possible due to RF-kill

the other things i've been reading about was installing the windows driver but I havent done that yet, just wanted to see if anyone has got some ideas of bringing the wifi up

OUTPUT ----

simmo@Ulaptop:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scanning; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nn; lsusb; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; dmesg | egrep 'acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|usb|witch|wl'; iwconfig; grep b43 /etc/modprobe.d/*; grep wl /etc/modprobe.d/*; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; sudo lsmod; sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
[sudo] password for simmo:
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security Release.gpg
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg
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Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release.gpg
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Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/main Translation-en_GB
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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/main Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/multiverse Translation-en_GB
Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/restricted Translation-en
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Ign http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-security/universe Translation-en
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Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick Release
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Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick/multiverse Translation-en_GB
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Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release.gpg
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Ign http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ maverick-updates/universe Translation-en_GB
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick Release
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates Release
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources
Hit http://extras.ubuntu.com maverick/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main Sources
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/main amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/restricted amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/universe amd64 Packages
Hit http://security.ubuntu.com maverick-security/multiverse amd64 Packages
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Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/multiverse Sources
Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/main amd64 Packages
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Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick/universe amd64 Packages
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Hit http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com maverick-updates/main Sources
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  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: eth0
       version: 02
       serial: 00:21:cc:42:e9:77
       size: 100MB/s
       capacity: 100MB/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full ip=192.168.1.5 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100MB/s
       resources: irq:42 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:90010000-90010fff memory:90000000-9000ffff memory:90020000-9003ffff
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
       vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 90:4c:e5:46:72:a5
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=2.6.35-22-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
       resources: irq:17 memory:91000000-9100ffff
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: yes
 Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: yes
 Hard blocked: yes
2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
3: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=10.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=maverick
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 10.10"
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge [1022:9600]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx) [1022:9602]
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1022:9604]
00:05.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1) [1022:9605]
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391]
00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
00:12.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller [1002:4398]
00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 3c)
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller [1002:439d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics] [1002:9612]
01:05.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RS780 Azalia controller [1002:960f]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 02)
08:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 002: ID 03f0:231d Hewlett-Packard
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 058f:3831 Alcor Micro Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
H/W path Device Class Description
=======================================================
                                system HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook PC
/0 bus 3656
/0/0 memory 1MiB BIOS
/0/e processor AMD Athlon(tm) Neo X2 Dual Core Proc
/0/e/f memory 256KiB L1 cache
/0/e/10 memory 512KiB L1 cache
/0/11 memory 2GiB System Memory
/0/11/0 memory DIMM DDR2 [empty]
/0/11/1 memory 2GiB DIMM DDR2 Synchronous 333 MHz (
/0/100 bridge RS780 Host Bridge
/0/100/1 bridge RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
/0/100/1/5 display RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graph
/0/100/1/5.1 multimedia RS780 Azalia controller
/0/100/4 bridge RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0
/0/100/4/0 eth0 network RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast E
/0/100/5 bridge RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1
/0/100/5/0 wlan0 network AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI
/0/100/11 scsi0 storage SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mo
/0/100/11/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 250GB ST9250410AS
/0/100/11/0.0.0/1 /dev/sda1 volume 227GiB EXT4 volume
/0/100/11/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 5129MiB Extended partition
/0/100/11/0.0.0/2/5 /dev/sda5 volume 5129MiB Linux swap / Solaris partiti
/0/100/12 bus SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
/0/100/12.1 bus SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
/0/100/12.2 bus SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/13 bus SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
/0/100/13.2 bus SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
/0/100/14 bus SBx00 SMBus Controller
/0/100/14.2 multimedia SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
/0/100/14.3 bridge SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
/0/100/14.4 bridge SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
/0/101 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport
/0/102 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
/0/103 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controlle
/0/104 bridge K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous
/1 power FD06057
Linux Ulaptop 2.6.35-22-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Sat Oct 16 20:45:36 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.000000] No NUMA configuration found
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.320095] Switch to broadcast mode on CPU1
[ 0.320357] Switch to broadcast mode on CPU0
[ 0.341328] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: ACPI brightness control misses _BQC function
[ 0.341946] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: ACPI brightness control misses _BQC function
[ 0.361413] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.446018] HEST: Table is not found!
[ 0.450383] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.450383] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.450383] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.450383] Switching to clocksource hpet
[ 0.473295] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 11 devices
[ 0.678890] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/LNXSYBUS:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input2
[ 0.680457] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 1.090315] ERST: Table is not found!
[ 1.120213] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.140236] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.204229] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.264232] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.324240] hub 5-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.335630] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.1.1 loaded
[ 1.335635] device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
[ 1.337568] powernow-k8: Found 1 AMD Athlon(tm) Neo X2 Dual Core Processor L335 (2 cpu cores) (version 2.20.00)
[ 1.338352] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 1.430129] usb 1-6: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 2
[ 1.601095] r8169 0000:02:00.0: eth0: RTL8102e at 0xffffc90000374000, 00:21:cc:42:e9:77, XID 04e00000 IRQ 42
[ 10.768800] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 10.953387] lis3lv02d: 8 bits sensor found
[ 11.091467] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: ACPI brightness control misses _BQC function
[ 11.479755] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB 2.0 PC Camera (058f:3831)
[ 11.494577] input: USB 2.0 PC Camera as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-6/1-6:1.0/input/input8
[ 11.494817] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 11.687318] ath9k 0000:08:00.0: PCI INT A -> GSI 17 (level, low) -> IRQ 17
[ 11.687332] ath9k 0000:08:00.0: setting latency timer to 64
[ 11.851734] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x6a
[ 11.851739] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
[ 11.851745] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
[ 11.851747] ath: Regpair used: 0x6a
[ 11.936383] r8169 0000:02:00.0: eth0: link up
[ 11.936397] r8169 0000:02:00.0: eth0: link up
[ 12.050431] input: HDA ATI SB Mic at Ext Right Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input9
[ 12.050574] input: HDA ATI SB HP Out at Ext Right Jack as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input10
[ 15.683153] phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'ath9k_rate_control'
[ 15.684497] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::radio
[ 15.684529] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::assoc
[ 15.684556] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::tx
[ 15.684588] Registered led device: ath9k-phy0::rx
[ 22.400074] eth0: no IPv6 routers present
[ 23.863643] hda-intel: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #1. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
[ 53.522570] usb 4-2: new full speed USB device using ohci_hcd and address 2
[ 56.707421] usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn ESSID:off/any
          Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=off
          Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:on

/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf:# replaced by b43 and ssb.
/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-watchdog.conf:blacklist twl4030_wdt
/etc/modprobe.d/intel-5300-iwlagn-disable11n.conf:options iwlagn 11n_disable=1
> hal.1: read hal dataprocess 1928: arguments to dbus_move_error() were incorrect, assertion "(dest) == NULL || !dbus_error_is_set ((dest))" failed in file dbus-errors.c line 280.
This is normally a bug in some application using the D-Bus library.
libhal.c 3483 : Error unsubscribing to signals, error=The name org.freedesktop.Hal was not provided by any .service files
28: PCI 200.0: 0200 Ethernet controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: rBUF.h3s8MZmBdS7
  Parent ID: 8otl.IdOGAHxlc7D
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:04.0/0000:02:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:02:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x10ec "Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd."
  Device: pci 0x8136 "RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller"
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x3656
  Revision: 0x02
  Driver: "r8169"
  Driver Modules: "r8169"
  Device File: eth0
  I/O Ports: 0x2000-0x5fff (rw)
  Memory Range: 0x90010000-0x90010fff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0x90000000-0x9000ffff (ro,non-prefetchable)
  Memory Range: 0x90020000-0x9003ffff (ro,non-prefetchable,disabled)
  IRQ: 42 (1462 events)
  HW Address: 00:21:cc:42:e9:77
  Link detected: yes
  Module Alias: "pci:v000010ECd00008136sv0000103Csd00003656bc02sc00i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: r8169 is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe r8169"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #10 (PCI bridge)

29: PCI 800.0: 0282 WLAN controller
  [Created at pci.318]
  Unique ID: y9sn.28HrseZoWtB
  Parent ID: CvwD.p1L0fr2T8WD
  SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/0000:08:00.0
  SysFS BusID: 0000:08:00.0
  Hardware Class: network
  Model: "Atheros WLAN controller"
  Vendor: pci 0x168c "Atheros Communications Inc."
  Device: pci 0x002b
  SubVendor: pci 0x103c "Hewlett-Packard Company"
  SubDevice: pci 0x3040
  Revision: 0x01
  Driver: "ath9k"
  Driver Modules: "ath9k"
  Device File: wlan0
  Features: WLAN
  Memory Range: 0x91000000-0x9100ffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
  IRQ: 17 (22 events)
  HW Address: 90:4c:e5:46:72:a5
  Link detected: yes
  WLAN channels: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13
  WLAN frequencies: 2.412 2.417 2.422 2.427 2.432 2.437 2.442 2.447 2.452 2.457 2.462 2.467 2.472
  WLAN encryption modes: WEP40 WEP104 TKIP CCMP
  WLAN authentication modes: open sharedkey wpa-psk wpa-eap
  Module Alias: "pci:v0000168Cd0000002Bsv0000103Csd00003040bc02sc80i00"
  Driver Info #0:
    Driver Status: ath9k is active
    Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe ath9k"
  Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
  Attached to: #11 (PCI bridge)
Module Size Used by
rfcomm 40755 4
sco 9954 2
bnep 11985 2
l2cap 42304 16 rfcomm,bnep
btusb 12929 2
bluetooth 59213 9 rfcomm,sco,bnep,l2cap,btusb
parport_pc 30086 0
ppdev 6804 0
arc4 1497 2
binfmt_misc 7984 1
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 3079 1
snd_hda_codec_idt 64667 1
snd_hda_intel 26019 2
fglrx 2523725 32
snd_hda_codec 100919 3 snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 6660 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 89104 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 5932 0
snd_rawmidi 22207 1 snd_seq_midi
ath9k 101730 0
snd_seq_midi_event 7291 1 snd_seq_midi
ath9k_common 6874 1 ath9k
snd_seq 57512 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ath9k_hw 314699 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
ath 10413 2 ath9k,ath9k_hw
snd_timer 23850 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 6912 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
mac80211 266657 2 ath9k,ath9k_common
uvcvideo 62379 0
joydev 11363 0
hp_wmi 6435 0
snd 64117 13 snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
videodev 49359 1 uvcvideo
psmouse 62080 0
v4l1_compat 15519 2 uvcvideo,videodev
v4l2_compat_ioctl32 12486 1 videodev
video 22176 0
edac_core 46822 0
soundcore 1240 1 snd
serio_raw 4910 0
edac_mce_amd 9387 0
cfg80211 170293 4 ath9k,ath9k_common,ath,mac80211
output 2527 1 video
hp_accel 13600 0
shpchp 34910 0
lis3lv02d 10352 1 hp_accel
snd_page_alloc 8588 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
i2c_piix4 10047 0
input_polldev 4527 1 lis3lv02d
led_class 3393 2 ath9k,hp_accel
k8temp 4064 0
lp 10201 0
parport 37032 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
ahci 21857 0
libahci 26167 3 ahci
r8169 42222 0
mii 5261 1 r8169
 * Reconfiguring network interfaces... Ignoring unknown interface eth0=eth0.

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Mark Rijckenberg
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2010-11-07
Last query:
2010-11-07
Last reply:
2010-11-06
Simmo (simmo4prez) said : #1

UPDATE:
I tried this
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/atheros-ar5007-wireless-with-madwifi-on-ubuntu-804-hardy-heron.html

and the commands completed successfully, but the wireless remains disabled ... but I reckon I've blacklisted the proper driver now :( ......

The following Terminal output (that you sent us) shows the issue that your wireless card is
having:

"

0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: yes
 Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: yes
 Hard blocked: yes
2: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
3: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no

"

So your wireless card is currently disabled by a hardware switch, a
special key combination (Fn-F2, etc...), by incorrect BIOS settings for
wireless, or a combination of these factors...

It is also possible that you need to have the hardware wifi switch in the OFF position before turning on the PC. After the Ubuntu desktop has fully loaded, put the hardware wireless switch in the ON position and retest wireless. Keep checking the rfkill status using the following Terminal command:

rfkill list

There might also be a BIOS option that allows you to have the wireless
functionality controlled "By application"

Search for the "by application" option in the BIOS and select it (if
possible)....

Also run the following 2 Terminal commands to try to change the rfkill
state of your wireless chipset:

rfkill unblock all

sudo rfkill unblock all

Then retest wireless again.

Simmo (simmo4prez) said : #3

Hey, Thanks so much, I thought it would be button related but those rfkill commands are very useful things ....

i'm connected thru wireless happily updating this post :)

Just as a closing comment, would that ndiswrapper stuff I did to try and fix this myself have any impact on what driver it is using or should i not worry about reversing those changes ....

thanks again

Simmo (simmo4prez) said : #4

Thanks Mark Rijckenberg, that solved my question.

semitones (semitones) said : #5

I will try these in a bit, as having a wireless button that only worked in Windows (and only with HP Crapware installed at that!) is extremely frustrating.

It would be good to see automatic detection of this issue. Hopefully ubuntu friendly will be a help for that :)