I think I may have found the cause of my problems with connecting to wifi in Ubuntu 11.10.
I type this in Terminal:
$ rfkill list all 0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: yes 1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no $ rfkill unblock all $
If I am correct I must unblock all of those "yes", right? But nothing happens when I try to unblock. Am I typing the wrong command?
sudo modprobe -r acer_wmi seem to have added another problem, now I can't even try to click on the "Enable wireless"-button as it has been grayed out and
1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN does not show anymore in the
rfkill list. Does anyone have any idea how to fix that?
EDIT: I rebooted and now it is not grayed out anymore and the
rfkill list all shows as:
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 1: acer-wireless: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: yes Hard blocked: no
The 0 is not Hard blocked anymore, but I guess
1: acer-wireless needs to be put off soft blocked somehow.