[SATLUG] kubuntu netbook wireless problems (in network-manager)

Othniel Graichen othniel at gmail.com
Fri Jul 2 19:49:02 CDT 2010

Sure sounds like you have a Wifi switch on your notebook and you switched it

I have a slider switch with 3 positions only two of which you can leave it

1.  Off
2. On
3. Activate (Kick it)

When released 3 reverts to 2.

Look for this on your notebook.  Explains why it did work and doesnt now and
why nothing can see it.

Let me know if this doesnt help.


On Fri, Jul 2, 2010 at 4:38 PM,
<travis+ml-satlug at subspacefield.org<travis%2Bml-satlug at subspacefield.org>
> wrote:

> Anyone get this crud to work?
> It worked at first, but now I can never get wireless enabled in
> network-manager, no matter what gyrations I go through (editing
> state file, powering off, NM up or down, sudo ifconfig wlan0 up,
> whatever).  I can't even see any wireless networks when I scan
> - it's like it somehow persistently disabled my wlan card.
> I also cannot figure out how to do it "raw" with iwconfig - you can
> set a key, but where do you set WPA2 PSK-AES vs WEP vs GOATSE?
> My netbook is just a crummy desktop until I can get this figured out.
> This, and network-manager's insistence on overwriting
> /etc/resolv.conf, may be the most annoying Ubuntu problem I've ever
> had.
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