I have ubuntu 16.04 on an hp pavillion and the wifi does not work. not an expert but I saw My wireless/WiFi connection does not work. What information is needed to diagnose the issue?. It told me to use this wierd script so this is the output:


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The problem is evidently the same as with this question. You can test it out by doing

sudo modprobe -r acer-wmi
sudo rfkill unblock all

You can then make this permanent by doing

sudo su
echo "blacklist acer-wmi" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

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