I have a new HP Envy dv6-7315tx laptop. I installed Ubuntu 12.10 (64 bit), which went smoothly after switching the BIOS to legacy mode, and it has completely replaced Windows 8. However, there are no proprietary drivers listed in jockey at all, and the WiFi/bluetooth card doesn't work. Ubuntu also fails to recognise the fingerprint reader and graphics card.
Card: Ralink RT3290 PCIe
I'm aware of this similar question but there was no solution and I've tried some different things:
$ lspci (relevant part only):
0a:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. Device 3290 0a:00.1 Bluetooth: Ralink corp. Device 3298
$ lspci -m (ditto):
0a:00.0 0280: 1814:3290 0a:00.1 0d11: 1814:3298
I installed ndiswrapper and downloaded the HP driver linked above. The card doesn't appear to be listed on the ndiswrapper list so I just went with the HP one. It installed fine and
ndiswrapper -l showed the correct Chipset ID. I followed the next steps in the Ubuntu Wifi guide:
sudo depmod -a sudo modprobe ndiswrapper
then attempted to find the wlan interface, but no luck:
$ ip addr 1: lo: <LOOPBACK,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 16436 qdisc noqueue state UNKNOWN [...] 2: eth0: <BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP,LOWER_UP> mtu 1500 qdisc pfifo_fast state UP qlen 1000 [...] $ iwconfig eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions.
Next I tried to install the MediaTek linux driver for the card by downloading the tarball from the above-linked site and compiling it. Still no luck, even after a reboot.
$ rfkill list 0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: hp-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no
That's used up the extent of my experience with these things and I'm stuck with LAN for the time being. What else can I try?
[Edit: I had another shot at installing the Ralink/MediaTek driver and now I have a new network interface:
$ lsmod | grep rt3 rt3290sta 1174375 1 $ iwconfig usb0 no wireless extensions. ra0 Ralink STA eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions. $ sudo ifconfig ra0 up $ iwconfig usb0 no wireless extensions. ra0 Ralink STA ESSID:"" Nickname:"RT3290STA" Mode:Auto Frequency=2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated Bit Rate:1 Mb/s RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off Link Quality=10/100 Signal level:0 dBm Noise level:0 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0 eth0 no wireless extensions. lo no wireless extensions.
The problem is that I now get bluetooth and wifi both showing as hard blocked in
rfkill and the new wireless section of the network manager indicator has the "wireless is disabled by a hardware switch" message. The only hardware switch is the f12 button which has always has a red light (wireless radio disabled) under ubuntu even though
rfkill previously showed it as unblocked and
rfkill event doesn't react to pressing the button. I made no BIOS changes since posting this question and there is still no Windows OS installed on the hard drive.
I'm also not sure about how to automatically handle the
ifconfig step above. ]
Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 635M
Edit: Working fine with bumblebee.
Device: Validity ??? (ID 138a:0018)
Edit: Found a bug report for FPrint tracking support for this device. Marked as Fix Released but no version of that library I found in PPAs detected the device.