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[Bug 1246143] Re: "hp-wmi" module does not toggle wireless


Ben. W,, as per
an update is available for your BIOS (F.66). If you update to this
following https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BiosUpdate , does it change

If not, could you please both specify what happened, and provide the output of the following terminal command:
sudo dmidecode -s bios-version && sudo dmidecode -s bios-release-date

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

For more on BIOS updates and linux, please see

Thank you for your understanding.

** Tags added: bios-outdated-f.66

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

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  "hp-wmi" module does not toggle wireless

Status in “linux” package in Ubuntu:

Bug description:
  I am running Ubuntu 13.10 on an HP g7-1260 laptop, which has a
  wireless toggle button on the keyboard. This button has a light that
  is supposed to turn orange when the wifi is disabled and blue when it
  is enabled. The button should be activated when the fn+f12 combination
  is pressed, but this does not happen. I am guessing that this is
  caused by the hp-wmi kernel module not translating the key press into
  a toggle event. The wireless can be turned on and off manually using
  the Ubuntu menu and with rfkill. The light on the key responds when
  the wireless is enabled and disabled.

  ProblemType: Bug
  DistroRelease: Ubuntu 13.10
  Package: linux-image-3.11.0-12-generic 3.11.0-12.19
  ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.11.0-12.19-generic 3.11.3
  Uname: Linux 3.11.0-12-generic x86_64
  ApportVersion: 2.12.5-0ubuntu2.1
  Architecture: amd64
   /dev/snd/controlC0:  ben        1889 F.... pulseaudio
   /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   ben        1889 F...m pulseaudio
  Date: Tue Oct 29 20:37:38 2013
  HibernationDevice: RESUME=UUID=1025f6e7-4431-401d-919f-9f50f52b7a03
  InstallationDate: Installed on 2013-08-26 (64 days ago)
  InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" - Release amd64 (20130424)
  MachineType: Hewlett-Packard HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC
  MarkForUpload: True
  ProcFB: 0 inteldrmfb
  ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-3.11.0-12-generic root=UUID=bb8ada94-d922-4248-b874-caaf31211026 ro acpi_osi=Linux acpi_backlight=vendor quiet splash acpi=force vt.handoff=7
   linux-restricted-modules-3.11.0-12-generic N/A
   linux-backports-modules-3.11.0-12-generic  N/A
   linux-firmware                             1.116
   0: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
  SourcePackage: linux
  UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to saucy on 2013-10-19 (10 days ago)
  dmi.bios.date: 10/23/2012
  dmi.bios.vendor: Insyde
  dmi.bios.version: F.65
  dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag
  dmi.board.name: 1671
  dmi.board.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.board.version: 09.4C
  dmi.chassis.type: 10
  dmi.chassis.vendor: Hewlett-Packard
  dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
  dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnInsyde:bvrF.65:bd10/23/2012:svnHewlett-Packard:pnHPPaviliong7NotebookPC:pvr0691120000204610000620100:rvnHewlett-Packard:rn1671:rvr09.4C:cvnHewlett-Packard:ct10:cvrChassisVersion:
  dmi.product.name: HP Pavilion g7 Notebook PC
  dmi.product.version: 0691120000204610000620100
  dmi.sys.vendor: Hewlett-Packard

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