Xubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo T500: Wifi Intel 5100

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Xubuntu 18.04 on Lenovo T500: Wifi Intel 5100

Postby ^rooker » Sat Dec 15, 2018 2:46 am

[PROBLEM]
Disclaimer: The T500 works flawlessly on Bionic Beaver (18.04) :D
Including Full-HD playback in the browser. Out of the box. 8)

I must embarrassingly admit that I just spent 20 minutes debugging the wifi interface not showing up in NetworkManager on Xubuntu 18.04.
I got weird error messages like:

iwlist scan:
interface doesn't support scanning network is down


ifconfig up:
operation not possible due to RF-kill


[SOLUTION]
$ rfkill list
soft blocked: no
hard blocked: yes


Eeee... :oops:
The T500 has a hardware switch to disable/enable the wireless hardware.
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