I have been running Ubuntu 12.04 on my HP Pavilion G6 notebook for 4 months now. There were no issues at all. Today, I tried to connect using the wifi, it doesn't turn on but bluetooth which is also integrated with the same key (F12) turned on and it is working fine. There is light indicator(red when wifi disabled) on that F12 switch, it should become white when enabling the wifi but today it remained red though bluetooth got enabled.
I tried following solution but it does not work.
Try to re-install the drivers by using:
sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
I recently made a few changes, they are:
- Installed Matlab.
- Updated kernel to 3.6.3 but rolled back to linux kernel 3.2 as my notebook failed to boot after upgrading the kernel.
- Installed 0AD game.
Product Name: HP g6-1209ax Product Number: A3V45PA Microprocessor: 2.3 GHz/1.4 GHz AMD Quad-Core A6-3400M Microprocessor Cache: 4 MB L2 cache Memory: 4 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 Max Memory: Upgradeable to 8 GB DDR3 Video Graphics: AMD Radeon HD 6470M (1 GB DDR3 dedicated) Display: 15.6" High-Definition LED HP Brightview Display (1366 x 768) Hard Drive: 500 GB SATA (5400 rpm) Multimedia Drive: SuperMulti DVD±R/RW with Double Layer Support Network Card: Integrated 10/100 BASE-T Ethernet LAN Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth 802.11 b/g/n Sound: Altec Lansing speakers SRS Premium Sound Keyboard: Notebook keyboard with home roll keys Trackpad: TouchPad supporting Multi-Touch gestures with On/Off button PC Card Slots: Multi-Format Digital Media Card Reader for Secure Digital cards,
Multimedia cards and External Ports:
3 USB 2.0
1 RJ-45 / Ethernet
1 Headphone out (Stereo)
Dimensions 37.4 x 24.5 x 3.63 cm
Weight Starting at 2.3 kg
Power 90W AC Power Adapter
6-cell Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Any help or suggestions will be greatly appreciated!