No wifi after refreshing Cinnamon.

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No wifi after refreshing Cinnamon.

Postby McAwesome on Sat Feb 16, 2013 4:46 am

I have had linux mint 14 for a few days now, but I just changed my one panel, to two. But after I restarted cinnamon to apply the changes, the wifi doesn't work. It says I'm in airplane mode (which I switch out of), and the wifi switch is stuck on off.
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Re: No wifi after refreshing Cinnamon.

Postby xtreme on Sat Feb 16, 2013 5:02 am

Hi there, I understand the frustration of not being able to use your Wi-Fi. It happens. I've had this problem in the past, but I resolved it using the method described below.

Open up a terminal and do:

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rfkill list all


If it yields something like:

1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft Blocked: yes
Hard Blocked: yes
2: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: yes
Hard Blocked: no
3: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft Blocked: no
Hard Blocked: Yes


then it means your Wi-Fi is blocked.

If that's the case, do:

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sudo rfkill unblock all


It worked for me. I hope this helps. :)
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Re: No wifi after refreshing Cinnamon.

Postby McAwesome on Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:39 am

I just tried and it gave me

0: brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: yes
When I did the second command, it asked for my password like it should... but it didn't let me type my password. So frustrating!
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airplane mode stuck on suddenly - total newbie!

Postby judeywudey on Mon Oct 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Hello forum
This is my first post and i am a TOTAL newbie (although total fan) of Linux... in fact this is the first time i have tried to tweek my HP envy latop (thanks mark & wayne who usually do it! o the shame). I have been using this laptop running Linux Mint 14 (?) from Windows for 6 months with no major problems. Suddenly the wifi does not work - and i get a notice on restarting/ booting up that i have been disconnected. The router is working fine with other machines and was working on this laptop just this week without a problem. When i go into the wireless settings the airport mode button is on (as in other posts) and while i can slide it to off it does not release the wireless button to be turned to on... Yes! frustrating!

I have looked at other posts and followed the advice re. typing rfkill unblock all into the terminal (woah first time ever using the terminal). I am asked for the password but nothing happens when i respond with it. I have rebooted and still the airport mode is on. I think it is the airportmode override as - the same as other posts when i run rfkill i get this info

Hp-wifi Wireless LAN
Softblocked: no
Hardblocked: yes

hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth
Softblocked: no
Hardblocked: Yes

brcmwl-0: Wireless LAN & hci0: Bluetooth are neither soft or hard blocked
As with another user when asked for my password I could not type it in....anyone able to help? I would really appreciate it - but will need really straightforward instructions!! With thanks
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Re: No wifi after refreshing Cinnamon.

Postby JosephM on Tue Oct 08, 2013 1:56 am

Since this is your first post you might not know this. When you run a command in terminal with sudo it will ask for your password but not show anything when you type it. Just type in your password and hit enter.
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Re: No wifi after refreshing Cinnamon.

Postby judeywudey on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:22 am

Thanks for the password info... although when i put in my password the prompt comes back with my system name:
judeywoo@judeywoo ~ $
which looks like it is asking me to start again. I checked the password & also the rfkill list and the wifi wireless LAN is still Hard blocked.
ALL advice welcomed... this is all new territory :shock:. Many thanks jude
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Re: No wifi after refreshing Cinnamon.

Postby judeywudey on Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:42 am

ok once i rebooted the laptop i went into Settings then Network and while i can slide the Aeroplane Mode switch across to Off (which i couldn't do before) and it will stay I can't slide the Wireless switch to ON.... any ideas? The Options button is visible but i can't open it either. BUT If i close the Network box and open it again the settings return to Aeroplane Mode and the Wireless Setting is back to Off.... answers anyone?!
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