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vesayth vesayth is offline
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Default Ubuntu killing wireless card - 06-21-2010, 05:17 AM

So for whatever reason, Ubuntu started killing my wireless card every time I log into it. When this happens, the card fails for every operating system I reboot into. The problem is resolved for Windows/OSX if I do a full shutdown, and then cold boot into either OS and not boot into Ubuntu at all.

I'm going to reinstall Ubuntu because of this. But to avoid the problem in the future, does anyone have any idea what may have caused this?

I used the adobe hack to override GPU validation for flash video. I suspected that it may be the cause, so I removed it. However it continued to happen. Note that I don't necessarily have to view a flash video for it to occur, I just do anything on the network and it dies.
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Default 06-21-2010, 11:34 AM

I think I've heard about the problem in reverse (Windows turning the WiFi off, and Ubuntu not seeing it). But I haven't experienced it myself, so I never looked into it. You could try searching for things like "dualboot wireless disable", etc.

Good luck.

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Default 06-21-2010, 10:57 PM

Reinstalling Ubuntu definitely fixed it. I haven't been able to find a cause from Google searching so I don't really know what to do to prevent it. I hope it doesn't come back, but it seems to be stable now. I'm going to pass it off as a fluke.
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Default 07-05-2010, 11:02 PM

Hi everyone,

vesayth, did you use the ****ing b43-fwcutter ubuntu package to install your driver? I manually downloaded and compiled it following these instructions.

Thanks in advance.

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