Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 27 Jun 2016, 22:46

Looks like Mageia does not digest that particular driver.
I have heard that they will upgrade the kernel soon, so maybe then....
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 02 Jul 2016, 04:34

Sure looks like it. I've looked everywhere for a solution via google, and it just ain't a-happenin'.
If I have to wait for a kernel upgrade, then I'm going to have to dual-boot with Windows, install Cygwin, download all the updates, install them to Mageia, and gods help me all over again. :(

I'd go to the Mageia forum, but as helpful as they were on the last wireless issue, I think I'll not, OR I may just file another bug. The bugmeisters will love that - "Here we go AGAIN, and Backlund's not 'round this time!" :lol:

Jim? You anywhere around? Thanks.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby jkerr82508 » 02 Jul 2016, 10:43

Sorry, I have no experience of wireless. I believe that some people have had success using Network Manager instead of the Mageia tools, but that's the extent of what I know.

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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 04 Jul 2016, 01:56

Yeah, I have them both and have tried them both. Thanks anyway.

*sigh
I guess I'm going to have to wait on the new kernel again.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 16 May 2017, 17:46

I'm sorry to dredge this one up, but I'm wondering if Fedora might be a better choice? Remember that great dual-boot I had with it and Arch some years back? Would Fedora find it, y'think?
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 16 May 2017, 22:11

I do think so... and Fedrora has become a user friendly and good distro lately.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 30 May 2017, 21:09

Aye. It was even then, when I was on 12 & 13.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 23 Aug 2017, 03:09

I'm working on this again. Made sure the wireless was enabled in bios, and it is now amber light on it 100% of the time. :(

And, I've reformatted, nothing sees the wireless component (of course). Just the wired.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby viking60 » 23 Aug 2017, 09:18

What does

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 inxi -Nni
say?
or maybe

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nmcli-s
(if you use NetworkManager)
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby R_Head » 23 Aug 2017, 13:35

Used to have wireless issues on Mageia 5, with 6 so far so good.

Try to upgrade to Mageia 6

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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 23 Aug 2017, 21:40

I think R_head *may* have got it, but I did some playing around last night.
I ran "rfkill unblock all" as root, and found something. In the list, it came out:
0: - the wireless
1: - the gps

Ssooo... I hit 0, and it unblocked the wireless! The light was still amber BUT, MCC saw it, and when I clicked up Hardware in MCC, up came a dialog box that told me what else I needed to install for the wireless. I then extracted the 5.1 cd to my /home/me/Downloads folder, and installed the rest of what it asked for.

Then, I uninstalled gnome-keyring, which was giving me issues anyway, and let it take the 14 proggies it wanted to with it. I then got rid of net_applet, and installed network manager. Network manager does see the wireless, it just can't find the connection. I tried inputting it manually to no avail yet.

According to the wiki, I need the nonfree kernel-firmware, but I think that is installed (will double-check tonight late after work).

Another issue, is the rfkill unblock all trick is not lasting across reboots.
There is also a dmesg error, saying I need the right driver and where to get it, so I will follow that asap.

R-head, that will entail a library trip but NBD on that. I will however not upgrade. I'll do a reinstall, keeping /home.
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Re: Wireless issue (AGAIN), Mageia 5

Postby dedanna1029 » 23 Aug 2017, 21:44

I now see (since I hadn't before) what a bitch Broadcom is with Linux. :lol:

Viking, I'll have your outputs tonight as well.
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