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[Bug 1082607] Re: Sputnik kernel does not turn on wireless


[Expired for linux (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60

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  Sputnik kernel does not turn on wireless

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Bug description:
  On Ubuntu 12.04 and Ubuntu 12.10 the Sputnik kernel is used to enable
  Bluetooth, Wi-fi and screen brightness on the Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook
  (it also enabled the touchpad on 12.04). Even with the latest kernel
  as of this writing, Linux 3.5.0-18-generic #29+kamal11~DellXPS-Ubuntu
  SMP x86_64, which is the Sputnik kernel from ppa:canonical-hwe-team
  /sputnik-kernel, using the default key combination (F2 or Fn+F2) for
  wireless turns on Bluetooth but not Wi-fi. The Wi-fi can be enabled
  via the graphical interface on most non-Unity desktops, but since the
  graphical option for Wi-fi remains disabled in Unity, only 'sudo
  rfkill unblock all' can enable Wi-fi in a Unity environment. However,
  the problem remains with the Sputnik kernel. I could not find a way to
  report this bug in launchpad.net/~canonical-hwe-team, so I am
  reporting it here. The specifications of my laptop are as follows: -

  * Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook (13" screen with 1366x768 native resolution).
  * Intel Core i5-2467M CPU @1.60GHz x 4 (quad-core)
  * Samsung SSD PM830 mSATA 256GB hard drive (SSD)
  * Intel HD Graphics 3000 2nd Generation Core Family Integrated Graphics Controller
  * Bluetooth 3.0
  * Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6230 wireless network chip
  * No accessible RJ-45 (ethernet) port
  * USB 2.0 port x 1 and USB 3.0 port x 1
  * No optical drive

  The distribution I am currently using is Ubuntu 12.10 amd64
  The software details are as follows: -
  Kernel package: linux-image-3.5.0-18-generic version 3.5.0-18.29+kamal11~DellXPS from ppa:canonical-hwe-team/sputnik-kernel
  From uname -a: -
  Linux nemo 3.5.0-18-generic #29+kamal11~DellXPS-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 24 00:15:19 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
  From lsb_release -a: -
  Distributor ID: Ubuntu
  Description: Ubuntu 12.10
  Release: 12.10
  Codename: quantal

  I am NOT using the special Sputnik laptop, just the original retail
  edition of the XPS 13 Ultrabook.

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