asus_nb_wmi kernel module loaded during boot without custom configuration -> 1: phy0: Wireless LAN Hard blocked: yes -> DISABLED Wireless Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0032] (rev 01) not working on ASUS a550c in Ubuntu 13.10

Asked by Patrik Jansson on 2013-12-24

patrikj@dragon:~$ sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install hwinfo grep rfkill; sudo lshw -C network; rfkill list; sudo iwlist scan | egrep -i 'chan|ssid'; cat /etc/network/interfaces; cat /etc/lsb-release; lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net; lsusb; nmcli nm status; sudo lshw -short; uname -a; sudo updatedb; dmesg | egrep '02:00|80211|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|ireless|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|ound|p54|prism|rror|rtl|RTL|rt2|RT2|rt3|RT3|rt5|RT5|rt6|RT6|rt7|RT7|usb|witch|wl';sudo dmidecode|egrep 'anufact|roduct|erial|elease'; iwconfig; cat /etc/modprobe.d/* | egrep '80211|acx|at76|ath|b43|bcm|brcm|CX|eth|ipw|irmware|isl|lbtf|orinoco|ndiswrapper|NPE|p54|prism|rtl|rt2|rt3|rt6|rt7|wmi|witch|wl'; cat /var/lib/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.state; sudo hwinfo --netcard ; ps -aux|egrep 'wpa|icd|etwork'; netstat -rn ; cat /etc/resolv.conf; ls -lia /boot; grep tmpfs /etc/fstab; ubuntu-support-status; sudo lsmod
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Reading package lists... Done
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package hwinfo is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'hwinfo' has no installation candidate
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
       vendor: Qualcomm Atheros
       physical id: 0
       bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
       logical name: wlan0
       version: 01
       serial: 24:0a:64:79:27:87
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.11.0-14-generic firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
       resources: irq:17 memory:f7d00000-f7d7ffff memory:f7d80000-f7d8ffff
  *-network
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
       vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
       physical id: 0.2
       bus info: pci@0000:03:00.2
       logical name: eth0
       version: 0a
       serial: d8:50:e6:18:86:16
       size: 100Mbit/s
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8411-1_0.0.3 06/18/12 ip=192.168.1.83 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
       resources: irq:45 ioport:e000(size=256) memory:f0004000-f0004fff memory:f0000000-f0003fff
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
2: asus-wlan: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
3: asus-bluetooth: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
4: hci0: Bluetooth
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo Interface doesn't support scanning.

wlan0 Interface doesn't support scanning : Network is down

# interfaces(5) file used by ifup(8) and ifdown(8)
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu
DISTRIB_RELEASE=13.10
DISTRIB_CODENAME=saucy
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 13.10"
02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter [168c:0032] (rev 01)
 Subsystem: AzureWave Device [1a3b:2c97]
 Kernel driver in use: ath9k
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03:00.2 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0a)
 Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:200f]
 Kernel driver in use: r8169
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:5606 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 13d3:3362 IMC Networks
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
RUNNING STATE WIFI-HARDWARE WIFI WWAN-HARDWARE WWAN
running connected disabled disabled enabled enabled
H/W path Device Class Description
=======================================================
                             system X550CA (ASUS-NotebookSKU)
/0 bus X550CA
/0/0 memory 64KiB BIOS
/0/8 memory 512KiB L2 cache
/0/9 memory 128KiB L1 cache
/0/a memory 3MiB L3 cache
/0/b memory 8GiB System Memory
/0/b/0 memory 4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MH
/0/b/1 memory DIMM [empty]
/0/b/2 memory 4GiB SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MH
/0/b/3 memory DIMM [empty]
/0/c processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3337U CPU @ 1.8
/0/100 bridge 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controll
/0/100/2 display 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Cont
/0/100/14 bus 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/16 communication 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/1a bus 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/1b multimedia 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/1c bridge 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/1c.1 bridge 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/1c.1/0 wlan0 network AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
/0/100/1c.3 bridge 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/1c.3/0 generic Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
/0/100/1c.3/0.2 eth0 network RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabi
/0/100/1d bus 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/100/1f bridge HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller
/0/100/1f.2 storage 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA
/0/100/1f.3 bus 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family
/0/1 scsi0 storage
/0/1/0.0.0 /dev/sda disk 750GB ST750LM022 HN-M7
/0/1/0.0.0/1 volume 99MiB Windows FAT volume
/0/1/0.0.0/2 /dev/sda2 volume 899MiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/3 /dev/sda3 volume 127MiB reserved partition
/0/1/0.0.0/4 /dev/sda4 volume 142GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/5 /dev/sda5 volume 8768MiB Linux swap volume
/0/1/0.0.0/6 /dev/sda6 volume 20GiB Windows NTFS volume
/0/1/0.0.0/7 /dev/sda7 volume 526GiB EXT4 volume
/0/2 scsi2 storage
/0/2/0.0.0 /dev/cdrom disk DVDRAM GU71N
Linux dragon 3.11.0-14-generic #21-Ubuntu SMP Tue Nov 12 17:04:55 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.000000] No NUMA configuration found
[ 0.000000] No AGP bridge found
[ 0.105927] Switched APIC routing to cluster x2apic.
[ 0.223909] ACPI: EC: EC description table is found, configuring boot EC
[ 0.233294] [Firmware Bug]: ACPI: BIOS _OSI(Linux) query ignored
[ 0.278095] ACPI: No dock devices found.
[ 0.299229] pci 0000:02:00.0: [168c:0032] type 00 class 0x028000
[ 0.299260] pci 0000:02:00.0: reg 0x10: [mem 0xf7d00000-0xf7d7ffff 64bit]
[ 0.299331] pci 0000:02:00.0: reg 0x30: [mem 0xf7d80000-0xf7d8ffff pref]
[ 0.299410] pci 0000:02:00.0: supports D1 D2
[ 0.299413] pci 0000:02:00.0: PME# supported from D0 D1 D2 D3hot D3cold
[ 0.299451] pci 0000:02:00.0: System wakeup disabled by ACPI
[ 0.321355] Found 1 acpi root devices
[ 0.321849] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbfs
[ 0.321859] usbcore: registered new interface driver hub
[ 0.321894] usbcore: registered new device driver usb
[ 0.326350] Switched to clocksource hpet
[ 0.333173] pnp: PnP ACPI: found 14 devices
[ 0.794469] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 170x48
[ 0.806410] input: Lid Switch as /devices/LNXSYSTM:00/device:00/PNP0C0D:00/input/input0
[ 0.814282] ACPI: Lid Switch [LID]
[ 0.834236] usb usb1: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[ 0.834240] usb usb1: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.834244] usb usb1: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[ 0.834248] usb usb1: Manufacturer: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic ehci_hcd
[ 0.834251] usb usb1: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1a.0
[ 0.834715] hub 1-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.850213] usb usb2: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[ 0.850216] usb usb2: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.850218] usb usb2: Product: EHCI Host Controller
[ 0.850220] usb usb2: Manufacturer: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic ehci_hcd
[ 0.850222] usb usb2: SerialNumber: 0000:00:1d.0
[ 0.850323] hub 2-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.850765] usb usb3: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0002
[ 0.850767] usb usb3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.850769] usb usb3: Product: xHCI Host Controller
[ 0.850771] usb usb3: Manufacturer: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic xhci_hcd
[ 0.850773] usb usb3: SerialNumber: 0000:00:14.0
[ 0.850865] hub 3-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.850983] usb usb4: New USB device found, idVendor=1d6b, idProduct=0003
[ 0.850985] usb usb4: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=2, SerialNumber=1
[ 0.850987] usb usb4: Product: xHCI Host Controller
[ 0.850989] usb usb4: Manufacturer: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic xhci_hcd
[ 0.850991] usb usb4: SerialNumber: 0000:00:14.0
[ 0.851078] hub 4-0:1.0: USB hub found
[ 0.923774] MODSIGN: Loaded cert 'Magrathea: Glacier signing key: 4f57df1a3429640d83ffde722907e1377213486f'
[ 0.932587] BIOS EDD facility v0.16 2004-Jun-25, 0 devices found
[ 0.967569] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: RTL8411 at 0xffffc9000004a000, d8:50:e6:18:86:16, XID 08800800 IRQ 45
[ 0.967573] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: jumbo features [frames: 9200 bytes, tx checksumming: ko]
[ 1.146165] usb 1-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[ 1.278515] usb 1-1: New USB device found, idVendor=8087, idProduct=0024
[ 1.278518] usb 1-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[ 1.278775] hub 1-1:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.390080] usb 2-1: new high-speed USB device number 2 using ehci-pci
[ 1.522390] usb 2-1: New USB device found, idVendor=8087, idProduct=0024
[ 1.522400] usb 2-1: New USB device strings: Mfr=0, Product=0, SerialNumber=0
[ 1.522638] hub 2-1:1.0: USB hub found
[ 1.594131] usb 1-1.1: new full-speed USB device number 3 using ehci-pci
[ 1.688193] usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=13d3, idProduct=3362
[ 1.688202] usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 1.688207] usb 1-1.1: Product: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
[ 1.688212] usb 1-1.1: Manufacturer: Atheros Communications
[ 1.688216] usb 1-1.1: SerialNumber: Alaska Day 2006
[ 1.758091] usb 1-1.3: new high-speed USB device number 4 using ehci-pci
[ 1.883005] usb 1-1.3: New USB device found, idVendor=0bda, idProduct=5606
[ 1.883014] usb 1-1.3: New USB device strings: Mfr=3, Product=1, SerialNumber=2
[ 1.883019] usb 1-1.3: Product: USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam
[ 1.883023] usb 1-1.3: Manufacturer: Generic
[ 1.883027] usb 1-1.3: SerialNumber: 0x0001
[ 2.745650] Switched to clocksource tsc
[ 5.880101] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 7.035092] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 7.761258] lpc_ich: Resource conflict(s) found affecting gpio_ich
[ 8.234422] Console: switching to colour dummy device 80x25
[ 8.283230] usbcore: registered new interface driver btusb
[ 8.313960] usbcore: registered new interface driver ath3k
[ 8.433723] psmouse serio4: elantech: assuming hardware version 4 (with firmware version 0x361f03)
[ 8.492867] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[ 8.859570] ath: EEPROM regdomain: 0x60
[ 8.859571] ath: EEPROM indicates we should expect a direct regpair map
[ 8.859572] ath: Country alpha2 being used: 00
[ 8.859572] ath: Regpair used: 0x60
[ 8.960585] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
[ 8.960889] ieee80211 phy0: Atheros AR9485 Rev:1 mem=0xffffc9000a180000, irq=17
[ 9.147669] Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 170x48
[ 9.179451] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam (0bda:5606)
[ 9.181161] input: USB2.0 HD UVC WebCam as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1a.0/usb1/1-1/1-1.3/1-1.3:1.0/input/input5
[ 9.181237] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 9.263932] input: HDA Intel PCH HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input7
[ 9.264015] input: HDA Intel PCH Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input8
[ 9.816692] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[ 9.816695] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 9.816696] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 9.816698] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 9.816699] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 9.816700] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 9.816701] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 12.342949] EXT4-fs (sda7): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[ 21.469564] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 21.469801] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 21.586546] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: link down
[ 21.586580] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: link down
[ 21.586608] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 21.586887] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 23.235133] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: link up
[ 23.235143] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 3293.963517] usb 1-1.1: USB disconnect, device number 3
[ 3296.233014] usb 1-1.1: new full-speed USB device number 5 using ehci-pci
[ 3296.327035] usb 1-1.1: New USB device found, idVendor=13d3, idProduct=3362
[ 3296.327047] usb 1-1.1: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=3
[ 3296.327055] usb 1-1.1: Product: Bluetooth USB Host Controller
[ 3296.327062] usb 1-1.1: Manufacturer: Atheros Communications
[ 3296.327068] usb 1-1.1: SerialNumber: Alaska Day 2006
[ 3312.690382] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: link down
[ 3312.690389] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: link down
[ 3312.690433] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 3314.382853] r8169 0000:03:00.2 eth0: link up
[ 3314.382876] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth0: link becomes ready
[ 3527.203071] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 3588.618344] type=1400 audit(1387896845.163:129): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" parent=14657 profile="unconfined" name="/usr/lib/telepathy/mission-control-5" pid=14659 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 3588.618758] type=1400 audit(1387896845.163:130): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" parent=14657 profile="unconfined" name="/usr/lib/telepathy/telepathy-*" pid=14659 comm="apparmor_parser"
[ 3588.635514] type=1400 audit(1387896845.179:133): apparmor="STATUS" operation="profile_replace" parent=14657 profile="unconfined" name="/usr/lib/telepathy/telepathy-ofono" pid=14659 comm="apparmor_parser"
 Release Date: 08/13/2013
  Serial services are supported (int 14h)
 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
 Product Name: X550CA
 Serial Number: D9N0CV41541839C
 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
 Product Name: X550CA
 Serial Number: BSN12345678901234567
 Manufacturer: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
 Serial Number: D9N0CV41541839C
 Manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation
 Serial Number: Not Specified
 Manufacturer: Hynix/Hyundai
 Serial Number: 00000000
 Manufacturer: [Empty]
 Serial Number: [Empty]
 Manufacturer: Hynix/Hyundai
 Serial Number: 43A0A28B
 Manufacturer: [Empty]
 Serial Number: [Empty]
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo 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:off

install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# which ath5k cannot recover. To prevent this condition, stop
blacklist ath_pci
blacklist eth1394
# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54
# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx
blacklist uart6850
blacklist twl4030_wdt
# /etc/modprobe.d/iwlwifi.conf
# iwlwifi will dyamically load either iwldvm or iwlmvm depending on the
# microcode file installed on the system. When removing iwlwifi, first
# remove the iwl?vm module and then iwlwifi.
remove iwlwifi \
(/sbin/lsmod | grep -o -e ^iwlmvm -e ^iwldvm -e ^iwlwifi | xargs /sbin/rmmod) \
&& /sbin/modprobe -r mac80211
[main]
NetworkingEnabled=true
WirelessEnabled=true
WWANEnabled=true
WimaxEnabled=true
sudo: hwinfo: command not found
warning: bad ps syntax, perhaps a bogus '-'?
See http://gitorious.org/procps/procps/blobs/master/Documentation/FAQ
root 789 0.0 0.0 274952 6752 ? Ssl 14:54 0:00 NetworkManager
root 808 0.0 0.0 32444 2384 ? Ss 14:54 0:00 /sbin/wpa_supplicant -B -P /run/sendsigs.omit.d/wpasupplicant.pid -u -s -O /var/run/wpa_supplicant
nobody 1053 0.0 0.0 36420 1540 ? S 14:54 0:00 /usr/sbin/dnsmasq --no-resolv --keep-in-foreground --no-hosts --bind-interfaces --pid-file=/var/run/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.pid --listen-address=127.0.1.1 --conf-file=/var/run/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.conf --cache-size=0 --proxy-dnssec --enable-dbus=org.freedesktop.NetworkManager.dnsmasq --conf-dir=/etc/NetworkManager/dnsmasq.d
root 6492 0.0 0.0 10244 3704 ? S 15:49 0:00 /sbin/dhclient -d -sf /usr/lib/NetworkManager/nm-dhcp-client.action -pf /run/sendsigs.omit.d/network-manager.dhclient-eth0.pid -lf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-cd6fc543-843e-4108-a963-ea5dec3300d4-eth0.lease -cf /var/lib/NetworkManager/dhclient-eth0.conf eth0
patrikj 20926 0.0 0.0 17568 968 pts/1 S+ 16:04 0:00 egrep --color=auto wpa|icd|etwork
Kernel IP routing table
Destination Gateway Genmask Flags MSS Window irtt Iface
0.0.0.0 192.168.1.254 0.0.0.0 UG 0 0 0 eth0
192.168.1.0 0.0.0.0 255.255.255.0 U 0 0 0 eth0
# Dynamic resolv.conf(5) file for glibc resolver(3) generated by resolvconf(8)
# DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE BY HAND -- YOUR CHANGES WILL BE OVERWRITTEN
nameserver 127.0.1.1
search lan
total 67781
24379393 drwxr-xr-x 4 root root 4096 dec 24 15:54 .
       2 drwxr-xr-x 24 root root 4096 dec 24 14:15 ..
24379397 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1005798 okt 9 18:49 abi-3.11.0-12-generic
24379407 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1006439 nov 12 18:33 abi-3.11.0-14-generic
24379398 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 163251 okt 9 18:49 config-3.11.0-12-generic
24379405 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 163255 nov 12 18:33 config-3.11.0-14-generic
       1 drwxr-xr-x 3 root root 1024 jan 1 1970 efi
24379395 drwxr-xr-x 5 root root 4096 dec 24 14:16 grub
24379410 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 25997570 dec 24 14:15 initrd.img-3.11.0-12-generic
24379409 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 17299443 dec 24 15:54 initrd.img-3.11.0-14-generic
24379399 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 176500 jun 17 2013 memtest86+.bin
24379400 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 178680 jun 17 2013 memtest86+_multiboot.bin
24379396 -rw------- 1 root root 3285893 okt 9 18:49 System.map-3.11.0-12-generic
24379406 -rw------- 1 root root 3286278 nov 12 18:33 System.map-3.11.0-14-generic
24379402 -rw-r--r-- 1 root root 5600032 dec 24 14:10 vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic
24379404 -rw------- 1 root root 5601072 nov 12 18:33 vmlinuz-3.11.0-14-generic
24379408 -rw------- 1 root root 5603000 dec 24 14:14 vmlinuz-3.11.0-14-generic.efi.signed
Support status summary of 'dragon':

You have 1699 packages (96.2%) supported until juli 2014 (9m)
You have 5 packages (0.3%) supported until september 2014 (9m)

You have 0 packages (0.0%) that can not/no-longer be downloaded
You have 63 packages (3.6%) that are unsupported

Run with --show-unsupported, --show-supported or --show-all to see more details
Module Size Used by
rfcomm 69070 12
bnep 19564 2
parport_pc 32701 0
ppdev 17671 0
nls_iso8859_1 12713 1
x86_pkg_temp_thermal 14162 0
intel_powerclamp 14705 0
coretemp 13435 0
kvm_intel 138538 0
kvm 431315 1 kvm_intel
crct10dif_pclmul 14289 0
crc32_pclmul 13113 0
ghash_clmulni_intel 13259 0
aesni_intel 55624 0
aes_x86_64 17131 1 aesni_intel
lrw 13257 1 aesni_intel
gf128mul 14951 1 lrw
glue_helper 13990 1 aesni_intel
ablk_helper 13597 1 aesni_intel
cryptd 20329 3 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel,ablk_helper
joydev 17377 0
asus_nb_wmi 16990 0
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 41117 1
snd_hda_codec_realtek 55704 1
asus_wmi 24191 1 asus_nb_wmi
uvcvideo 80885 0
sparse_keymap 13948 1 asus_wmi
videobuf2_vmalloc 13216 1 uvcvideo
arc4 12608 2
videobuf2_memops 13362 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
snd_hda_intel 48171 3
ath9k 151173 0
snd_hda_codec 188738 3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel
videobuf2_core 40469 1 uvcvideo
ath9k_common 13859 1 ath9k
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
videodev 133390 2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
ath9k_hw 444645 2 ath9k_common,ath9k
ath 23827 3 ath9k_common,ath9k,ath9k_hw
mac80211 596969 1 ath9k
snd_pcm 102033 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel
cfg80211 479757 3 ath,ath9k,mac80211
snd_page_alloc 18710 2 snd_pcm,snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
ath3k 13318 0
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi 30095 1 snd_seq_midi
btusb 28267 0
snd_seq 61560 2 snd_seq_midi_event,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_midi
snd_timer 29433 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
i915 655752 3
bluetooth 371880 23 bnep,ath3k,btusb,rfcomm
snd 69141 17 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_device,snd_seq_midi
soundcore 12680 1 snd
microcode 23518 0
mei_me 18421 0
drm_kms_helper 52651 1 i915
mei 77692 1 mei_me
drm 296739 4 i915,drm_kms_helper
rtsx_pci_ms 18151 0
i2c_algo_bit 13413 1 i915
lpc_ich 21080 0
memstick 16760 1 rtsx_pci_ms
wmi 19070 1 asus_wmi
psmouse 97626 0
video 19318 2 i915,asus_wmi
mac_hid 13205 0
serio_raw 13413 0
lp 17759 0
parport 42299 3 lp,ppdev,parport_pc
rtsx_pci_sdmmc 23527 0
r8169 67341 0
rtsx_pci 45546 2 rtsx_pci_ms,rtsx_pci_sdmmc
ahci 25819 4
libahci 31898 1 ahci
mii 13934 1 r8169

Question information

Language:
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Status:
Solved
For:
Ubuntu gnome-nettool Edit question
Assignee:
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Solved by:
Patrik Jansson
Solved:
2013-12-24
Last query:
2013-12-24
Last reply:
2013-12-24

I suspect that your wireless adapter is experiencing the following bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/1172151/

First try installing the asus-wmi-dkms_1.0_all.deb file located here:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/1172151/comments/28

Then reboot and retest.

If that does not solve the issue, then please use the following workaround:

Open a Terminal and copy-paste this command into the Terminal:

gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

Using the gedit editor, SCROLL down and add this configuration line at the end of the file:

blacklist asus-nb-wmi

Save your modifications.

This modification ensures that the asus-nb-wmi kernel module does not start during boot and does not interfere anymore with your wireless adapter.

Then reboot and retest.

Sources:

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1009241
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/1172151/

Patrik Jansson (patrikja) said : #2

Before I saw this reply I found another page:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2181558
and the fix there worked:
echo "options asus_nb_wmi wapf=1" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/asus_nb_wmi.conf

Should I still try the suggested deb instead?

I would keep it as is, if it works now.

If you start changing things again, it could always break something else....

Please set the thread status to "solved", if the issue is now solved.

Thanks.

Patrik Jansson (patrikja) said : #4

Just for testing I reverted the wapf=1 fix, installed the deb file but I got no wlan again.

So I'm now back to using the wapf=1 fix and it works fine, so I consider this problem solved.

Status: wlan works at boot, but Fn+F2 still does not toggle wlan (but that is not really a problem for me).

Patrix , thank you for your comments. bug 1172151 is already fixed for Saucy, and closed. Hence, if you still have a problem, then your bug is not covered under the scope of that report. If you would like your bug addressed in Ubuntu (without utilizing WORKAROUNDs), you would want to file a new report by executing the following in a terminal while booted into a Ubuntu repository kernel (not a mainline one) via:
ubuntu-bug linux

For more on this, please read the official Ubuntu documentation:
Ubuntu Bug Control and Ubuntu Bug Squad: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Bugs/BestPractices#X.2BAC8-Reporting.Focus_on_One_Issue
Ubuntu Kernel Team: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelTeam/KernelTeamBugPolicies#Filing_Kernel_Bug_reports
Ubuntu Community: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs#Bug_reporting_etiquette

When opening up the new report, please feel free to subscribe me to it.

Thank you for your understanding.

Helpful bug reporting tips:
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/ReportingBugs