I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS on an MSI GS65 Stealth Thin w/ a Nvidia Geforce 1070, and when I close the lid to suspend, and reopen the lid to resume, it often enters "airplane" mode and I don't see any way to turn it back on.

In the settings menu, it says "Use hardware switch to turn off". When I hit the Fn key + the airplane key above F10 on the MSI keyboard, nothing seems to happen.


In the wifi settings it's turned off, and turning the button on doesn't have any effect.

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I tried running rfkill list all and it returned:

1: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes

Any tips on how to debug/fix this?


I was able to workaround it using @Gibbsoft's answer in Wifi Hard Blocked After Suspend in Ubuntu on GS65.

Update /etc/default/grub with:

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX_DEFAULT="acpi_osi=! acpi_osi='Windows 2009' quiet splash"

And now after resuming, fn + f10 takes it out of airplane mode and removes the hard block on the wifi driver.

  • This also worked on a P65 Creator (basically the same hardware) – Sean Aitken Mar 21 '19 at 21:10

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