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PostPosted: Wed 29 May 2013, 09:21    Post_subject:  no wifi wlan hardblocked
Sub_title: how can I unblock the wifi

I'm new to puppy linux and have just installed on to a ViewSonic netbook VNB100
Unfortunately the WiFi is not working.
Opening a terminal window and typing rfkill list displays:
0: phy0: wlan
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: Yes

There is a FN+F2 key combination to turn the wifi off/on but the FN keys no longer work I assume due to installing Puppy Linux?

Is there a way I can unblock the wifi?

many thanks
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PostPosted: Wed 29 May 2013, 19:37    Post_subject:  




Welcome to Puppy mate.

But which Puppy????

We only have over a 1000 varieties.


Try >> squeeze-5.X.3.4.12-SCSI.iso



Maybe first try hitting >>> Cntrl Alt Backspace

at the same time

You will come to a black screen

type >>>> xwin

and the desktop will reappear.

See if the wifi light works.

Even just touch the Wifi icon without the Fn key.


Otherwise as I posted here....


"Sometimes the switch isn't enough and you have rest the machine either in BIOS or

>>unplugging the power supply and removing the battery. "

And also >> hold the power on button down for 30 seconds.

Had this happen to my wife >> on Windows 7...ha! ha!

on my dreaded Dell Studio XPS.

Even Slacko couldn't see the wireless on a reboot before I did the above.
So I knew it was hardware....
and tough love was needed.

Sounds stupid....but draining the lappy of residual power often works.

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