[Linux-Desktops] Clean Install of Ubuntu onto Dell XPS 13 laptop

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Mon Mar 9 22:39:23 CDT 2015


Read up on the rfkill command - at some stage I had to use rfkill
regularly to "unlock" my wireless as the physical toggle refused.

kind regards
Sinclair
On 09/03/2015 20:23, Cameron Finn wrote:
> Yeah, I noticed it was toggled off as well.  I tried a lot of different
> combination and commands to toggle it back on, but no luck.  Only the
> blue-tooth would toggle on and off.
> 
> On Mon, Mar 9, 2015 at 12:20 PM, <Mario_Limonciello at dell.com
> <mailto:Mario_Limonciello at dell.com>> wrote:
> 
>     Dell - Internal Use - Confidential
> 
>     I think that some kernels dell-laptop kernel module got into an
>     inconsistent state, so that was probably it.  If it crops back up
>     again we should try to gather more details about the circumstances
>     it happened.
> 
>     -----Original Message-----
>     From: linux-desktops-bounces On Behalf Of Dominguez, Jared
>     Sent: Monday, March 9, 2015 1:18 PM
>     To: linux-desktops
>     Subject: Re: [Linux-Desktops] Clean Install of Ubuntu onto Dell XPS
>     13 laptop
> 
>     Doubtful that the new OS made the difference. Based on the rfkill
>     output, it looks like the wireless was toggled off and that at some
>     point you toggled it back on.
> 
>     --Jared
> 
> 
>     On Mon, Mar 09, 2015 at 01:12:55PM -0500, Cameron Finn wrote:
>     >rfkill list was listing
>     >soft block: no
>     >hard block: yes
>     >
>     >I ended up installing Ubuntu 14.10(as opposed to 12.04 and 14.04) and
>     >the wifi began working again. So I guess the newer Linux kernel did
>     the trick?
>     >
>     >On Fri, Mar 6, 2015 at 4:25 PM, <Jared_Dominguez at dell.com
>     <mailto:Jared_Dominguez at dell.com>> wrote:
>     >
>     >    What does "sudo rfkill list" return?
>     >
>     >
>     >    -----Original Message-----
>     >    From: Cameron Finn [cameronfinn at gmail.com
>     <mailto:cameronfinn at gmail.com>]
>     >    Sent: Friday, March 06, 2015 04:52 PM Central Standard Time
>     >    To: linux-desktops
>     >    Subject: [Linux-Desktops] Clean Install of Ubuntu onto Dell XPS 13
>     > laptop
>     >
>     >    Hi,
>     >
>     >    The wireless connection stopped working on my laptop after the
>     software
>     >    center failed to do an automatic update.
>     >
>     >    The connection icon said the hardware switch had been set to
>     off,  but when
>     >    I hit alt + F2 only the blue-tooth would be toggled on and off.
>     >
>     >    Anywho, I tried a bunch of things to fix it, including
>     re-installing Ubuntu
>     >    and Debian.  No luck.  Does anyone have instruction on how I
>     can re-install
>     >    the OS and the firmware properly?
>     >
>     >    The wireless card has the Intel 7260 chipset if that helps.
>     >
>     >    Thanks,
>     >
>     >    Cameron
>     >
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>     --
>     Jared Domínguez
>     Infrastructure Software Engineering
>     Dell | Enterprise Solutions Group
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