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wifi that no longer works

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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by j2mcgreg » Mon Aug 05, 2019 12:11 pm

luigi.zam wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:38 am
I downloaded the mx18.3 64bit ISO and the wifi turns on (blue LED light on the button and I see the available networks). It must be some settings of the installed version.
In your first post you said that you normally use an ethernet connection. I'm wondering if when you did the install, MX detected the live ethernet connection and therefore didn't install the necessary wifi packages. I'm also wondering if a reinstall of MX (without connecting the ethernet cable) would rectify the problem.
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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by luigi.zam » Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am

It seems that Mx sees the wifi card, the problem is what disabled it.
Since it is my pc at work, if I reinstall Mx I would be forced to reinstall wine with its programs and to reinstall Linux programs (even if the Mx app store is very convenient)
In windows I would have reinstalled only the wifi card drivers, in Mx is it not possible to do something equivalent?

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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by j2mcgreg » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:11 am

luigi.zam wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:48 am
It seems that Mx sees the wifi card, the problem is what disabled it.
Since it is my pc at work, if I reinstall Mx I would be forced to reinstall wine with its programs and to reinstall Linux programs (even if the Mx app store is very convenient)
In windows I would have reinstalled only the wifi card drivers, in Mx is it not possible to do something equivalent?
This makes it sound like a permissions issue rather than a hardware / software issue. I think that you should log in as root and see if you can access the internet. Also, I think that you should talk to the network administrator and make sure that your machine has access to the wireless network. Network admins often treat wireless and ethernet as separate entities.
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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by luigi.zam » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:33 am

I logged in as root but it didn't work.
As for the network, it is no different from that of my home, I have my own store with a router without any particular settings

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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by j2mcgreg » Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:02 am

Can you access other wireless networks -- say at a bar or cafe with free wifi?
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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by luigi.zam » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:17 pm

No, I have a lot of wifi networks around me, but they are not listed
Is there an easy way to send a small screenshot? maybe I'll explain myself better

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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by j2mcgreg » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:04 pm

Don't bother as I think that we have zeroed in on the problem. In a terminal run this command:

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ifconfig wlan0 up
and then see if you can connect to the internet.

Note: you may have to run the command as root

(edited one time because cat's don't type very well)
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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by luigi.zam » Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:10 am

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utente@mx ~> sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
[sudo] password di utente: 
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operazione non possibile a causa di un RF-kill
utente@mx ~> sudo rfkill list
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: no
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
utente@mx ~> 

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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by Head_on_a_Stick » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:30 am

luigi.zam wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 2:10 am

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SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operazione non possibile a causa di un RF-kill
So does the rfkill command work after you unload the hp-wmi module?

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sudo modprobe -r hp-wmi
sudo rfkill unblock all
If that does the trick then blacklist the hp-wmi module and rebuild the initramfs, as I suggested earlier in the thread.
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Re: wifi that no longer works

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Post by luigi.zam » Wed Aug 07, 2019 5:50 am

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utente@mx ~> sudo modprobe -r hp-wmi
[sudo] password di utente: 
utente@mx ~> 
utente@mx ~> sudo rfkill unblock all
utente@mx ~> sudo rfkill list
1: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
unfortunately the wifi still does not work :frown:

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