Wireless switch fix HP compaq nx6120

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Wireless switch fix HP compaq nx6120

Postby GSimpson on Mon Jan 30, 2012 6:46 pm

Installed Mint 12 on HP compaq nx6120.
Wireless LAN switch would not work. Wired only.
Open terminal

jenni@jenni-HP-Compaq-nx6120-EA560PA-ABG ~ $ rfkill list all
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: yes
Hard blocked: yes
jenni@jenni-HP-Compaq-nx6120-EA560PA-ABG ~ $ modprobe broadcom
jenni@jenni-HP-Compaq-nx6120-EA560PA-ABG ~ $ rfkill block all
jenni@jenni-HP-Compaq-nx6120-EA560PA-ABG ~ $ rfkill unblock all
jenni@jenni-HP-Compaq-nx6120-EA560PA-ABG ~ $ rfkill list all
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes

Pressing the Wireless button on keyboard now works. :D
Blue LED lights up.

Use LAN applet to connect to your wifi network
ACER Aspire 5750G laptop
Intel i7 - 2630QM 2GHz
Linux Mint 14 (Nadia) 64 bit Mate
8GB ram

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Re: Wireless switch fix HP compaq nx6120

Postby xenopeek on Tue Jan 31, 2012 2:47 pm

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write this! If you are willing, much appreciated if you would also review the compatibility of Linux Mint with your hardware on the community website: http://community.linuxmint.com/ Once you login (or create an account), you can do so from My Places > My Hardware. This helps populate the hardware compatibility database :wink:
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