As the title says, I have an HP Pavilion G4-1315dx Notebook.
Realtek Wireless chipset
Wireless "on/off" switch is the F12 key
Initially, I completely reformatted and installed Ubuntu 10.04, everything was working fine with the exception of the wireless networking.
I did extensive searching of Ubuntu documentation, online forums, and google, and found similar issues but none were exact matches to this machine.
I ensured I had the right linux drivers for the chipset, made sure it wasn't hard or soft blocked, and tried different network managers, ect. If it was a suggestion, I tried it. Nothing worked.
I reinstalled windows 7, got the drivers from HP, and the wireless works perfect.
From this I gathered that controlling the power to the wireless card through the F12 key must be the issue. I could never get the indicator light to change to white until I installed software called the HP connection manager.
So I reinstalled lucid and installed wine, to try to run the HP connection manager. This still doesn't seem to work.
Has anyone encountered this issue? Ideas on solving it?
I thought about also running lucid as a virtual box inside windows to see if that might work. Or even buying a USB networking card that is known to work with linux. Thank you in advance for the advice.