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Installing Wifi drivers via USB on Fedora 25

asked 2017-05-22 20:54:31 -0600

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I installed Fedora 25 on an HP Omen 15. The switch on the first-boot dialog that asks me to turn on Wifi flips itself back to the "off" position when turned on, and the function key I use to turn on Wifi is unresponsive. The Omen has no Ethernet port, so I need to find a way to get Wifi drivers onto this thing to have any Internet connection.

Can I install the drivers I need using a USB drive? If so, how, and how do I know what drivers to get for my hardware?

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answered 2017-05-22 21:12:03 -0600

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This is an instance of acer_wmi hardlocking Wifi on boot. I ran modprobe -r acer_wmi to unlock Wifi for my session and will blacklist it assuming it does not do any collateral damage.

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