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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:00 pm    Post subject: no wifi in lspci (Lenovo w520) [SOLVED] Reply with quote

I have a Lenovo w520, and have run wireless on it in the past using the Realtek rtl8192ce driver module. After a rebuild, though, I've completely lost the ability to detect the wireless card either through lscpi, lsusb, lshw, hardinfo, or anything else.

There is a switch on the side, but it won't light up the wifi indicatator (it does light up bluetooth). There's also a Fn+F5 that looks like it might toggle wireless, but hitting doesn't do anything.

I see references to update-pciids, but that no longer seems part of pciutils. I have the latest ~hwids package installed.

I have ~linux-firmware installed (and I run make firmware_install after building kernel). PCI express is enabled.

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check the BIOS if there's a wireless setting in there. If it doesn't show up in lspci, it's either completely deactivated, or dead. Also, if you can, check out if Windows sees it. Another option, open the machine, take the thing out and put it back in.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 11:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No wireless setting in the BIOS, but pulling the battery out and putting it back in seemed to jog its memory.

Thanks!
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