I recently got a new HP Pavilion 17 with Windows 8 on it and decided to install 13.04 (LTS, IIRC) on it as a second OS. The install seemed to go smoothly but now I'm finding out that it's not recognizing my normal Wi-Fi connection; it doesn't even see it, in fact. I am at least able to use a wired connection, but I'd really like to be able to use my Wi-Fi as much as possible.
I also tried sudo rfkill unblock all, and that didn't work, either.
Also, if any of this helps:
The laptop does not have any physical Wi-Fi switches to my knowledge.
This computer came with an UEFI BIOS configuration.
I used the wired connection during a couple of Live Sessions and while I was installing the system. Could this have caused a problem? (seems unlikely to me though I didn't think it would hurt to ask).
I seem to have a RealTek network controller. When I ran
lscw -C network, it also mentioned that something was "unclaimed":
*-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0 version: 01 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: ioport:3000(size=256) memory:f0200000-f0203fff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 07 serial: a0:d3:c1:65:dd:17 size: 100Mbit/s capacity: 100Mbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=full firmware=rtl8106e-1_0.0.1 06/29/12 ip=192.168.0.17 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s resources: irq:47 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:f0004000-f0004fff memory:f0000000-f0003fff memory:f0400000-f040ffff
(should note that I didn't run it as a superuser, though)
lspci tells me this:
steven@steven-HP-Pavilion-17-Notebook-PC:~$ sudo lspci -nn | grep -E 'Net|Eth' 02:00.0 Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device [10ec:8179] (rev 01) 04:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader [10ec:5229] (rev 01) 05:00.0 Ethernet controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
I'm going to keep trying to look for solutions, but in the meantime if anyone can give me some clues as to how to fix this, I'd appreciate that. =)