How do I activate the WWAN connection on Dell Inspiron 910 netbook?
I have a netbook with built-in sim card slot (Dell Inspiron 910) and Ubuntu 12.04. Now I got me a prepaid sim to go online during vacations.
I had a look at http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/rfkill and tried several things. First of all,
0: phy0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: No Hard blocked: No 1: brcmul-0: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: No Hard blocked: No 2: compal-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: No Hard blocked: No 3: compal-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: No Hard blocked: No 4: hcio: Bluetooth Soft blocked: No Hard blocked: No
Apparently, there is no Wireless WAN. I can imagine I should block all unused devices.
lsmod | egrep '_acpi|_bluetooth|intel_oaktrail|_laptop|_rfkill|_wmi'
dell_laptop 17767 0 compal_laptop 19315 0 dcdbas 14098 1 dell_laptop
(Whatever that means; according to
dell_laptop depends on
Finally, there must be a serious problem, because
dmesg | egrep 'radio|kill|switch'
gives me a line:
[ 17.743882] dell_laptop: Blacklisted hardware detected - not enabling rfkill
How can I find out more about my “blacklisted hardware” and how to activate it?