← Back to team overview

kernel-packages team mailing list archive

[Bug 1548844] Re: Inspiron 13-7359: rfkill button has no effect


David Henningsson, thank you for reporting this and helping make Ubuntu

As per http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/product-
support/product/inspiron-13-7359-laptop/drivers?os=biosa an update to
your computer's buggy, insecure, and outdated BIOS is available
(01.06.00). If you update to this following
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BIOSUpdate does it change anything?

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Please note your current BIOS is already in the Bug Description, so
posting this on the old BIOS would not be helpful.

Once the BIOS is updated, if the problem is still reproducible:
1) Please provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date
2) Please make a comment specifically advising on if there was an improvement or not.
3) Please mark this report Status Confirmed.

If it's not reproducible, please mark this as Invalid.

Thank you for your understanding.

** Tags added: bios-outdated-01.06.00

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
   Importance: Medium => Low

** Changed in: linux (Ubuntu)
       Status: Confirmed => Incomplete

You received this bug notification because you are a member of Kernel
Packages, which is subscribed to linux in Ubuntu.

  Inspiron 13-7359: rfkill button has no effect

Status in linux package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  Nothing happens when the button to enable/disable rfkill (a k a
  "airplane mode" or "wifi/bluetooth disable") is pressed.

  Most other buttons seems to work according to evtest although some of
  them has no effect (and the "switch video mode" button generates
  Alt-P). Some of the buttons generate messages like:

  [  335.755925] dell_wmi: Unknown WMI event type 0x00: 0xe00c
  [  335.755928] dell_wmi: Unknown WMI event type 0x00: 0x3

  ...but the rfkill button is not one of them.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
  Package: linux-image-4.4.0-6-generic 4.4.0-6.21
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-6.21-generic 4.4.1
  Uname: Linux 4.4.0-6-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.20-0ubuntu3
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  david      1809 F.... pulseaudio
  CurrentDesktop: Unity
  Date: Tue Feb 23 15:26:41 2016
  EcryptfsInUse: Yes
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=fe528b90-b4eb-4a20-82bd-6a03b79cfb14
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2015-11-28 (87 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS "Xenial Xerus" - Alpha amd64 (20151127)
  MachineType: Dell Inc. Inspiron 13-7359
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-4.4.0-6-generic.efi.signed root=UUID=94d54f88-5d18-4e2b-960a-8717d6e618bb ro noprompt persistent quiet splash vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-4.4.0-6-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-4.4.0-6-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                           1.156
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
  dmi.bios.date: 09/08/2015
  dmi.bios.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.bios.version: 01.02.00
  dmi.board.name: 0NT3WX
  dmi.board.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.board.version: A00
  dmi.chassis.type: 9
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Dell Inc.
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnDellInc.:bvr01.02.00:bd09/08/2015:svnDellInc.:pnInspiron13-7359:pvr:rvnDellInc.:rn0NT3WX:rvrA00:cvnDellInc.:ct9:cvr:
  dmi.product.name: Inspiron 13-7359
  dmi.sys.vendor: Dell Inc.

To manage notifications about this bug go to: