[Solved] Nothing shows in iwconfig or ifconfig except...

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[Solved] Nothing shows in iwconfig or ifconfig except...

Postby rdanner3 » Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:45 pm

Only entry in either case is loopback (lo), and the boot process shows problems with loading kernel modules.

Bit of background seems necessary here.
* before all this started, networking worked
* current in-use kernel is marked for complete removal (suspect this is the problem)
* unsure why this is or how to unmark.

How do I correct this problem without an internet connection, or does it require me to do a reinstall?
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Re: Nothing shows in iwconfig or ifconfig except...

Postby JeremyB » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:03 pm

I would use the Grub menu at boot, go into advanced options..hope there is an older kernel available to boot into and use it. I can usually use one SHIFT key, hold it during boot and the Grub menu should appear, if you are using dual boot the grub menu should appear on it's own.

You may also be able to fix with

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-extra-($uname -r)
and reboot but that will only work if the linux-image-extra file is on the computer

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Re: Nothing shows in iwconfig or ifconfig except...

Postby rdanner3 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 11:44 pm

JeremyB wrote:You may also be able to fix with

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sudo apt-get install --reinstall linux-image-extra-($uname -r)
and reboot but that will only work if the linux-image-extra file is on the computer
OK, it is becoming apparent that I need at least two more files (headers and image-extra) to correct this. Know where I can manually download the correct versions for Linux Mint? Can get them onto my laptop and install once acquired.

(using my LG-L31L to get answers, and a Win8.1 laptop to download is awkward...)
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Re: Nothing shows in iwconfig or ifconfig except...

Postby rdanner3 » Sat Aug 26, 2017 1:36 am

Got it corrected! Downloaded headers, image and extras from kernel.org and installed via sudo dpkg -i l*.deb after copying the three files into the same directory. It worked despite the fact dpkg threw three errors. Now running 4.4.0-92-generic with no issues.
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