Activity log for bug #1264863

Date Who What changed Old value New value Message
2013-12-29 18:52:07 Jeffrey Warren bug added bug
2013-12-29 19:00:11 Brad Figg linux (Ubuntu): status New Confirmed
2014-01-01 13:46:49 Christopher M. Penalver affects linux (Ubuntu) network-manager (Ubuntu)
2014-01-01 13:46:49 Christopher M. Penalver network-manager (Ubuntu): status Confirmed Invalid
2014-01-02 15:50:09 Christopher M. Penalver affects network-manager (Ubuntu) linux (Ubuntu)
2014-01-02 15:50:09 Christopher M. Penalver linux (Ubuntu): status Invalid Incomplete
2014-01-02 15:52:18 Christopher M. Penalver summary WiFi disabled in BIOS upon installation of Ubuntu 13.10 14e4:4727 [Asus 1015PE] WiFi disabled in BIOS upon installation of Ubuntu 13.10
2014-01-02 15:55:02 Christopher M. Penalver tags apport-bug i386 saucy apport-bug bios-outdated-1202 i386 saucy
2014-01-02 16:37:48 Christopher M. Penalver summary 14e4:4727 [Asus 1015PE] WiFi disabled in BIOS upon installation of Ubuntu 13.10 14e4:4727 [Asus 1015PE] BIOS WiFi was changed to disabled upon installation of Ubuntu 13.10
2014-01-02 16:38:41 Christopher M. Penalver description I successively upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 12.10 to 13.04 to 13.10 on my Asus EEE PC 1015PED, and upon booting, I saw "wifi disabled via hardware switch" in the network-manager toolbar menu. rfkill list returned 4: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes and I wasn't able to use the hardware switch (Fn-F2 or the custom button) or sudo rfkill unblock all to enable it. I struggled for a long time with drivers, but eventually found that it was simply disabled in BIOS, and by enabling it there at boot time, it worked again! I'm not sure if this is a bug in an installer, or if there should just be an advisory in network-manager or in the Network system prefs indicating ways to enable wifi, but I didn't want anyone else to have to struggle as much as I did. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10 Package: linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic 3.11.0-14.21 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-14.21-generic 3.11.7 Uname: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic i686 NonfreeKernelModules: wl ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2 Architecture: i386 AudioDevicesInUse: USER PID ACCESS COMMAND /dev/snd/controlC0: warren 2306 F.... pulseaudio CurrentDmesg: [ 24.161461] init: anacron main process (1036) killed by TERM signal [ 51.494938] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X [ 51.509895] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready [ 51.515677] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready [ 64.223104] perf samples too long (2525 > 2500), lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample_rate to 50000 Date: Sun Dec 29 11:40:56 2013 HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=f83d49e0-b9d7-4bb9-8a7c-eca9b7eb48c5 InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-01-18 (711 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012) MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 1015PE MarkForUpload: True ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb 1 VESA VGA ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-14-generic root=UUID=224d803b-2f44-4541-8acb-508041eb63f7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7 RelatedPackageVersions: linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-14-generic N/A linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-14-generic N/A linux-firmware 1.116 SourcePackage: linux UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-12-28 (1 days ago) dmi.bios.date: 06/12/2010 dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc. dmi.bios.version: 0502 dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. dmi.board.name: 1015PE dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC. dmi.board.version: x.xx dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0x00000000 dmi.chassis.type: 10 dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC. dmi.chassis.version: x.x dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0502:bd06/12/2010:svnASUSTeKComputerINC.:pn1015PE:pvrx.x:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rn1015PE:rvrx.xx:cvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:ct10:cvrx.x: dmi.product.name: 1015PE dmi.product.version: x.x dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC. Initially, in my BIOS the WiFi was enabled. I successively upgraded from 12.04 LTS to 12.10 to 13.04 to 13.10 on my Asus EEE PC 1015PED, and upon booting, I saw "wifi disabled via hardware switch" in the network-manager toolbar menu. rfkill list returned 4: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN  Soft blocked: no  Hard blocked: yes and I wasn't able to use the hardware switch (Fn-F2 or the custom button) or sudo rfkill unblock all to enable it. WORKAROUND: Enable it in the BIOS. ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10 Package: linux-image-3.11.0-14-generic 3.11.0-14.21 ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-14.21-generic 3.11.7 Uname: Linux 3.11.0-14-generic i686 NonfreeKernelModules: wl ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.2 Architecture: i386 AudioDevicesInUse:  USER PID ACCESS COMMAND  /dev/snd/controlC0: warren 2306 F.... pulseaudio CurrentDmesg:  [ 24.161461] init: anacron main process (1036) killed by TERM signal  [ 51.494938] atl1c 0000:01:00.0: irq 46 for MSI/MSI-X  [ 51.509895] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready  [ 51.515677] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready  [ 64.223104] perf samples too long (2525 > 2500), lowering kernel.perf_event_max_sample_rate to 50000 Date: Sun Dec 29 11:40:56 2013 HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=f83d49e0-b9d7-4bb9-8a7c-eca9b7eb48c5 InstallationDate: Installed on 2012-01-18 (711 days ago) InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.10 "Oneiric Ocelot" - Release i386 (20111012) MachineType: ASUSTeK Computer INC. 1015PE MarkForUpload: True ProcFB:  0 inteldrmfb  1 VESA VGA ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-14-generic root=UUID=224d803b-2f44-4541-8acb-508041eb63f7 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7 RelatedPackageVersions:  linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-14-generic N/A  linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-14-generic N/A  linux-firmware 1.116 SourcePackage: linux UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-12-28 (1 days ago) dmi.bios.date: 06/12/2010 dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc. dmi.bios.version: 0502 dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M. dmi.board.name: 1015PE dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC. dmi.board.version: x.xx dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0x00000000 dmi.chassis.type: 10 dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC. dmi.chassis.version: x.x dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0502:bd06/12/2010:svnASUSTeKComputerINC.:pn1015PE:pvrx.x:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rn1015PE:rvrx.xx:cvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:ct10:cvrx.x: dmi.product.name: 1015PE dmi.product.version: x.x dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
2014-01-02 16:52:54 Joseph Salisbury linux (Ubuntu): importance Undecided Medium
2014-03-04 04:17:45 Launchpad Janitor linux (Ubuntu): status Incomplete Expired