My Aspire One netbook is now a notbook.
It's an AOA-110 that has worked fine forever and a day (currently with Maverick UNR, fully updated). Last night, I was ereading and went to go online to look something up. I notice that not only am I not connected, but my AP is not even visible.
Okay. Research time.
I find out about RFKILL. It is showing a hard block on the ATH5K device. The switch is NOT flipped.
Among other things, I have tried remapping the switch and the steps listed in #49 here.
Unfortunately, between this, the current UDEV worker error, the fullscreen Flash video error, and apparently narrowly avoiding the devkit SSD issue, and the perennial lack of progress on Launchpad (as well as two weird errors on two Wubi installs done to make converts), I am losing all faith in Ubuntu.
In addition, even when a hard block seems to be missing, neither Network Manager nor Wicd seem to see the AP I know is there and in range. iwlist scan shows no results, and iwconfig shows the WLAN0 interface.
Enough discussing, on to questioning.
How can I fix this? Secondly, any ideas on why this is happening?
I am desperately fighting a complete reinstall. Any help out there?