Just thought I’d mention. What I thought was a conman problem on my 32 bit atom netbook.
Was a rfkill problem.
It was mentioned to me by another member that maybe conman was inducing rfkill soft block while running a live run on that netbook.
Now. Since full install to hard drive on that netbook. rfkill and conman is not a issue anymore.
Conman connects on wlan0 on that install. No special thing done by me but rfkill unblock all before connection with conman then going ahead with install procedure.
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1 year ago
You may use rfkill to list all the wireless interfaces and their status:
sudo rfkill list all
You should see something like this:
0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
If soft blocked, you can unblock it with
sudo rfkill unblock (number of device)
i.e sudo rfkill unblock 1
or unblock all devices:
sudo rfkill unblock all
Usually, once unblocked stays like that unless booting again to windows (don’t know why, just my experience).
If rfkill reports a hard block this means a physical switch or something really out of spec in the BIOS. If you really want to use Linux there, you will need to extract the wifi module and put a small piece of tape covering the pin 20. Note that with this mod the card will always be on regardless of any physical switch position (this saved my bacon with a Sony Vaio with a bad wifi on-off switch)
Hope this helps.
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