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Comment 38 for bug 523143

Galaphile (geephile) wrote :

Confirming Emilk comment with one difference: reboot not needed

Problem is that there is a state in which phy0 and dell-wifi in rfkill list are not in sync because the hardbutton toggle's both there is always one hardblocked.

Hardbutton wifi off:
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes
3: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no

hardbutton wifi on:
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: no
3: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
 Soft blocked: no
 Hard blocked: yes

Solution which works on my system (Dell D830/Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 4965 AG or AGN)

> Hardbutton wifi Off
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
Hard blocked: yes
3: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Hard blocked: no

> rfkill unblock all
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
Hard blocked: yes
3: dell-wifi: Wireless
LAN Hard blocked: yes

Hardbutton wifi On
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
Hard blocked: no
3: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Hard blocked: no

And Wifi Works