I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.

Each time my laptop boots, wifi is off (rfkill list states that Wlan0 is Soft blocked).

Obviously, I can unblock it (thanks to the GUI, or command rfkill unblock wifi or rfkill unblock wlan).

How to to get unblocked wifi at boot?

Side note: I tried uninstalling NetworkManager, and this works for unblocking wlan, but it is not an option because NM is useful elsewhere.

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You can use script, which is run automatically every time you boot.

Add rfkill unblock wifi or rfkill unblock wlan to /etc/rc.local

To do that in Ubuntu 14.04 use gedit text editor (or your favourite one):

sudo gedit /etc/rc.local

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