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Laptop freezes when turning wireless on

Postby ilykemudkipz on Tue Apr 02, 2013 3:38 pm

Hi,

I turned my wireless connection off in an attempt to keep the battery going for a bit longer.

Now when I try and turn it back on the computer freezes.

I'm running Nadia Cinnamon 64bit. Laptop is an emachines e732z.

Any help?
Last edited by ilykemudkipz on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:10 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Laptop freezes when turning wireless on

Postby ilykemudkipz on Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:19 am

Output of mintwifi:

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$ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
[sudo] password for paulo:
-------------------------
* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Broadcom Corporation BCM43225 802.11b/g/n (rev 01)
      ==> PCI ID = 14e4:4357 (rev 01)
-------------------------
* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
eth0      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlan0     IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:off/any 
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry  long limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Encryption key:off
          Power Management:on
         
-------------------------
* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 60:eb:69:a1:17:b1 
          inet addr:192.168.0.105  Bcast:192.168.0.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::62eb:69ff:fea1:17b1/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:3144 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2493 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:3850410 (3.8 MB)  TX bytes:339158 (339.1 KB)
          Interrupt:16

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:317 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:317 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:31611 (31.6 KB)  TX bytes:31611 (31.6 KB)

-------------------------
* V. querying DHCP...
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
Server:      192.168.0.1
Address:   192.168.0.1#53

Non-authoritative answer:
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.97
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.105
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.102
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.110
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.98
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.99
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.100
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.104
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.96
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.101
Name:   google.com
Address: 173.194.34.103
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Re: Laptop freezes when turning wireless on

Postby ilykemudkipz on Wed Apr 03, 2013 6:09 am

Put into bug tracker:
https://bugs.launchpad.net/linuxmint/+bug/1163843

Fix is

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sudo rm /dev/rfkill


And reboot.
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Re: Laptop freezes when turning wireless on

Postby AlextheVries on Tue May 07, 2013 2:33 pm

I had the same problem, this solved it.
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