“Is your laptop ASUS X450J Series??”
“Do you install Linux in your ASUS X450J Series??”
“Your wireless is detected, but it can’t enable??”
“When you enable it, it come back to disable??”
“Do you want to solve it ?”
If yes, you got a right place :-).
Last year, I bought a laptop Asus X450J series and when i try to install Linux in my laptop everything has run well, system running well, desktop well too, wireless detected too. But when i try to enable it, it can’t be enable. I installing any distro linux in my asus like openSUSE, Ubuntu, Kali Linux, elementaryOS, and etc but it can’t be enable
Oh my god, it’s wasting my time haha. Because i have a urgent job. So i ask to Facebook group of “openSUSE Indonesia Community“. Because, my desktop is using openSUSE Leap 42.1 RC. I am suspicious, is this problem came because i am using openSUSE Release Candidate?
So, the problem is simple because linux kernel detected that wireless has a duplicate driver, you can check it by rfkill command. If you don’t have, install it :
apt-get install rfkill
zypper in rfkill
After install you can check it using this command :
There are 2 wireless drivers and they are duplicated. So remove one of it. Logically, the laptop is asus, why linux kernel detect it as acer driver ? hahahaha
Remove acer wireless with the following command :
modprobe -r acer_wmi
And VOILAAA!, try to enable your wireless and you can detect any WiFi or Hotspot near you.
But the problem is, it’s not permanent. When you reboot your Laptop, the wireless driver duplicate again. To solve it, edit
/etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf file as root. Add the following scrip at the bottom file :
Okay, try to reboot your computer. If your wireless can’t be enable again. You can contact me :-D.
Good luck 😉