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Cannot turn on Wifi (HP ENVY Ultrabook)

Postby macr on Tue Jan 22, 2013 3:24 pm

I cannot seem to get my wifi to turn on. The switch is the f12 button and it worked when I had the Win 8 virus still installed.
I have done a search and tried fixes that I have found on the forum including trying to load the b43 and the Wacom driver, but still with no luck.
Can anyone give a solution to my problem?

~ $ inxi -SNx
System: Host: ######## Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic x86_64 (64 bit, gcc: 4.7.2)
Desktop: Gnome Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Network: Card-1: Ralink Device 3290 bus-ID: 08:00.0
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 07:00.2

~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 RAID bus controller: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series]
07:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device 5289 (rev 01)
07:00.2 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 0a)
08:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 3290
08:00.1 Bluetooth: Ralink corp. Device 3298

~ $ lsmod
Module Size Used by
hid_generic 12493 0
usbhid 46947 0
hid 100366 2 hid_generic,usbhid
usb_storage 48838 1
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 32007 1
snd_hda_codec_idt 70209 1
joydev 17457 0
snd_hda_intel 33491 3
snd_hda_codec 134212 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel
hp_wmi 18048 0
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec
sparse_keymap 13890 1 hp_wmi
coretemp 13400 0
snd_pcm 96580 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq_midi 13324 0
snd_rawmidi 30512 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi
kvm 414070 0
snd_seq 61521 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
ghash_clmulni_intel 13180 0
snd_timer 29425 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
uvcvideo 76749 0
aesni_intel 51037 0
cryptd 20403 2 ghash_clmulni_intel,aesni_intel
videobuf2_core 32851 1 uvcvideo
videodev 120309 2 uvcvideo,videobuf2_core
aes_x86_64 17208 1 aesni_intel
videobuf2_vmalloc 12860 1 uvcvideo
snd 78734 16 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_idt,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
videobuf2_memops 13368 1 videobuf2_vmalloc
i915 520519 3
microcode 22803 0
soundcore 15047 1 snd
snd_page_alloc 18484 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
psmouse 95552 0
radeon 895653 1
serio_raw 13215 0
bnep 18140 2
ttm 83595 1 radeon
lpc_ich 17061 0
drm_kms_helper 46784 2 i915,radeon
drm 275528 7 i915,radeon,ttm,drm_kms_helper
rfcomm 46619 0
i2c_algo_bit 13413 2 i915,radeon
mei 40690 0
bluetooth 209199 10 bnep,rfcomm
wmi 19070 1 hp_wmi
hp_accel 25976 0
parport_pc 32688 0
lis3lv02d 19829 1 hp_accel
ppdev 17073 0
input_polldev 13896 1 lis3lv02d
video 19335 1 i915
mac_hid 13205 0
lp 17759 0
parport 46345 3 parport_pc,ppdev,lp
nls_iso8859_1 12713 2
r8169 61650 0

~ $ rfkill list all
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

nm-tool

NetworkManager Tool

State: disconnected

- Device: eth0 -----------------------------------------------------------------
Type: Wired
Driver: r8169
State: unavailable
Default: no
HW Address: 84:34:97:17:2C:6D

Capabilities:
Carrier Detect: yes
Speed: 1000 Mb/s

Wired Properties
Carrier: off

~ $ iwconfig
eth0 no wireless extensions.

lo no wireless extensions.

~ $ ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 84:34:97:17:2c:6d
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:72 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:132 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:19491 (19.4 KB) TX bytes:18262 (18.2 KB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:13 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:755 (755.0 B) TX bytes:755 (755.0 B)
Last edited by macr on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:50 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cannot turn on Wifi (HP ENVY Ultrabook)

Postby macr on Wed Jan 23, 2013 4:42 am

Below is what I thought was the answer. :evil:
http://rricketts.com/installing-ralink- ... ntu-12-04/
Last edited by macr on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:59 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cannot turn on Wifi (HP ENVY Ultrabook)

Postby macr on Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:59 am

So I have modified my posts, as I am not happy with the solution above. When I implemented the the above solution, I had the *nix version of the BSoD (ie, Kernel Panic).
This meant my computer falls over fairly regularly. This is not a solution!
Since then I have re-installed Mint and have built the latest kernel 3.7.5 and installed that. I have also downloaded new drivers which at least allow me to add my wireless network connection. But when it comes to connection it will only recognise the wired connection and does not have a wireless option.
Any idea why this is happening and how I can fix it?
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