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#1 2013-01-27 05:14:05

daemon512
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Wireless working improperly after battery died

Earlier today, I was running my laptop on its battery, and the battery died completely.  When I plugged it in and rebooted, I had trouble connecting to the wireless network I had been on, so I brought it back to my room and connected there.  Now, wireless allows me to connect to Skype properly, but nothing else I've tried works. A list of things I've tried that do NOT work on wireless:
Firefox
Chromium
pacman
ping
Konqueror

My wireless card is turned on, and the output of

 watch -n1 rfkill list all 

is:

0: sony-wifi: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
1: sony-wimax: WiMAX
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no
2: phy0: Wireless LAN
        Soft blocked: no
        Hard blocked: no
3: i2400m-usb:1-1.5:1.0: WiMAX
        Soft blocked: yes
        Hard blocked: no

I have searched and can not find what the problem is.  Does anyone have any ideas?


(EDIT)

Additionally, I have tried taking down and putting back up the wlan0 interface with ifconfig, and that didn't help.

I've been directed to look at the way init scripts run on arch...I'll check into it tomorrow when I'm not half asleep.  Any other ideas would be appreciated

Last edited by daemon512 (2013-02-03 14:02:53)

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#2 2013-02-02 04:54:19

the sad clown
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Re: Wireless working improperly after battery died

I would try taking it down first:

ip link set wlan0 down
ip link set wlan0 up
iw dev wlan0 scan | less

If that works, then you can probably try to use whatever you normally use for managing your network connection.


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#3 2013-02-02 13:41:16

daemon512
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Re: Wireless working improperly after battery died

I had tried using the first two lines, but not the third. 

[EDIT]   The following is no longer the case:
However, now it seems to have resolved itself...perhaps there was a driver update that fixed it, or something else I didn't pick up on.  Everything seems to work fine now, and it doesn't seem to have anything to do with any specific actions I took.  Thank you for the suggestion though smile

Last edited by daemon512 (2013-02-03 14:08:22)

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#4 2013-02-03 14:07:12

daemon512
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Re: Wireless working improperly after battery died

I was wrong, it was not solved.  The wireless worked for a while yesterday, then when I left the room for a few hours and came back, it had stopped working properly. I noticed an error when I shut down the computer...I couldn't get the beginning of the line, but I got this:

 fail to flush all tx fifo queues 

I found what is supposed to be a fix here:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Th … Suspension
But when it tells me to update and enable the services, all I get is an error:

$ sudo systemctl enable rc-local-shutdown.service
The unit files have no [Install] section. They are not meant to be enabled
using systemctl.
Possible reasons for having this kind of units are:
1) A unit may be statically enabled by being symlinked from another unit's
   .wants/ or .requires/ directory.
2) A unit's purpose may be to act as a helper for some other unit which has
   a requirement dependency on it.
3) A unit may be started when needed via activation (socket, path, timer,
   D-Bus, udev, scripted systemctl call, ...).

And The Sad Clown, when I tried calling the third line in your code, all I got was that the iw command was not found.

Any ideas would be much appreciated.  Thank you!

Last edited by daemon512 (2013-02-03 14:10:55)

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#5 2013-02-06 03:24:00

the sad clown
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Re: Wireless working improperly after battery died

daemon512 wrote:

And The Sad Clown, when I tried calling the third line in your code, all I got was that the iw command was not found.

Look here: https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php … 5#p1227195

Check and see if you aren't missing the necessary packages.


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#6 2013-02-06 04:15:57

WonderWoofy
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Registered: 2012-05-19
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Re: Wireless working improperly after battery died

Is needs to explicitly installed, it won't just be on your system unless you either installed it yourself or it was pulled in by as a dependency.

What is the actual hardware you are running? It is apparently a Sony device, but that is the actual chipset?

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