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    Default dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: Wireless Lan is not Blocked

    Good Day

    I have installed OpenSUSE 12.2 on a Vostro 1520 Laptop, it works great except for the wireless lan.
    I have followed everything tagged "Vostro 1520 Wireless OpenSuse" and no Luck...

    "rfkill list" shows only dell-wifi is hard and soft blocked and the wireless switch is turned on.
    "rfkill unblock" does nothing...
    With network manager not event the wireless LED is on but as soon as I go into Network settings via YaST the LED comes on but still no joy, the wireless hardware is disabled.

    I do have wired connection and updated at lot of...stuff.

    Oh yes I am new to None-Microsoft OSs so please take pitty on me .

    Regards
    ReuSeven

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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: Wireless Lan is not Blocked

    Lets see the output

    And also of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: Wireless Lan is not Blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Lets see the output

    And also of
    Code:
    /sbin/lspci -nnk
    Is it working in windows?
    Umm yes how do I copy and past from xtrem ctrl shift c and then v is not working...
    Man I am a n00b...

    It worked fine in Win7 but Windows is gone now!!!

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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: Wireless Lan is not Blocked

    I got it I need a middle mouse button ahh I bit hard with a touch pad...

    here you go:

    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: yes
    Hard blocked: yes
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    4: hci0: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    5: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    and:

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a40] (rev 07)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a42] (rev 07)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a43] (rev 07)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2937] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2938] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 [8086:2939] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1a.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:293c] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:293e] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2940] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2942] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.2 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 3 [8086:2944] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2946] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 5 [8086:2948] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:294a] (rev 03)
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2934] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.1 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2935] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.2 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2936] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
    00:1d.7 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:293a] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev 93)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller [8086:2919] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801IBM/IEM (ICH9M/ICH9M-E) 4 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:2929] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: ahci
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:2930] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8168] (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: r8169
    0e:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000d]
    Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    1a:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: O2 Micro, Inc. 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller [1217:10f7] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    1a:00.1 SD Host controller [0805]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MMC/SD Controller [1217:8120] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    1a:00.2 Mass storage controller [0180]: O2 Micro, Inc. Integrated MS/MSPRO/xD Controller [1217:8130] (rev 01)
    Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02bc]

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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: WirelessLan is not Blocked

    On 10/03/2012 02:06 PM, ReuSeven wrote:
    > 0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    > Soft blocked: yes
    > Hard blocked: yes


    -=welcome=- to Linux....grit your teeth and shovel in lots of
    patience....in the end you will wonder why it took you so long to switch!

    ok, you wrote "With network manager not event the wireless LED is on but
    as soon as I go into Network settings via YaST the LED" and generally
    speaking if you are using Network Manager you should be getting a
    warning if you try to fiddle with the network settings in YaST--they
    both can't be in control at the same time..

    ok2: "hard blocked" (above) means that the _hardware_ is blocking the
    use of wi-fi, which generally means there is an Fn plus another button
    combo which allows the _hardware_ to turn on or off the wi-fi stuff
    (sending radio signals from your laptop to the access point takes
    battery power, and most manufacturers give you a switch to turn that off
    when you don't want your battery running down while NOT needed wi-fi,
    see?) so, check your user manual and be sure to unblock, then:

    ok3: "soft blocked" means your software is blocking this use of wi-fi,
    here (and i hope there) i find a Network Manager icon in the "tray"
    (but, i don't know if you have a 'tray' because you have not declared
    your desktop environment (and not all DEs have a tray)...and, if i left
    click on that icon i see a place to switch the wi-fi from enable to
    disable to enable . . .

    with the hardware unblocked, then enable wi-fi and it will probably do
    that...

    usually i find not so good to have both wired and wi-fi enabled at the
    same time....but, i guess in theory you should be able to have both
    without either harm or problems...but, then why be sending out radio
    signals if you wanna be wired in??

    finally, pity is a service you have show proof that you have earned
    it--so, next time we need some tears!!

    again, welcome...now if that didn't help i must plead ignorance to why
    you have two!!:
    0: dell-wifi
    5: phy0

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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: Wireless Lan is not Blocked

    Code:
    0e:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1510 Wireless-N WLAN Mini-Card [1028:000d]
            Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
    Did you do
    Code:
    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware
    You may need to blacklist with

    Code:
    blacklist dell-wifi
    added to
    /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf

    Maybe Larry can confirm
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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: Wireless Lan is not Blocked

    Quote Originally Posted by ReuSeven View Post
    "rfkill list" shows only dell-wifi is hard and soft blocked and the wireless switch is turned on.
    On my Dell Inspiron laptop, when I ran into that I rebooted to windows and turned WiFi on in Windows with the FnF2 key combination. Then everything was fine, as long as I remembered not to turn it off.

    I later discovered that FnF2 would have worked in opensuse also.

    At least on my laptop, there's a BIOS setting as to which devices are turned on/off by the FnF2 key combo.
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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: WirelessLan is not Blocked

    Hello DD

    After installation no drivers were found as per rfkill.
    so I followed a link that showed me how to do this

    "sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware"

    After that rfkill showed dell-wifi and phy0

    I hope this infomation helps

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    Default Re: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft and Hard Blocked but phy0: Wireless Lan is not Blocked

    My laptop has a switch on the side for WAN and Blue-tooth turning it on and of does show the blue-tooth and phy0 going on and off but dell-wireless stays the same.
    Using OpenSuse 12.2 Gnome 4.3.2

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