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kernel updates disable wi-fi

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Hi
on a lenovo thinkbook 13s mint 19.3 mate 1.22.2 updating to newer kernels disabled wi fi: there is a request for the password even though its saved and when entered the circle just keeps looping with no connection.

i tried waiting and updating to newer kernels several times (see attached pic) and always had to go back using time-shift in order to get wi fi back.
as for now my computer is with an old kernel and doesn't work so well, especially surfing the web
please advise..
Thanks.
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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Revert to the last working kernel and paste the text output of inxi -Fxz. I don't know if I can fix it buit anyone who can is going to need a lot more system info than the computer make/model.
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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mintguy2000 wrote: ... an old kernel and doesn't work so well, especially surfing the web
Some clarity here would help. :). What's not working so well?
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Why are you updating kernels? If you have all of your hardware working, keep the kernel you have. Only update your kernel if you have a problem that a newer kernel might fix, or if there is a security bulletin associated with the kernel you are using. Updating a kernel 'because it's there' is madness (and the way to madness). Why do you think your kernel is the source of your web problems?
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It might be something other than a kernel issue. Post the results of:

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 inxi -Fxxxz && rfkill list && iwconfig && mokutil --sb-state 
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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sleeper12 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:23 pm
It might be something other than a kernel issue. Post the results of:

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 inxi -Fxxxz && rfkill list && iwconfig && mokutil --sb-state 
This is with the latest kernel running properly.
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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last pic for inxi - fxxxz...
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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JoeFootball wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:22 am
mintguy2000 wrote: ... an old kernel and doesn't work so well, especially surfing the web
Some clarity here would help. :). What's not working so well?
well, for sure internet browsing [with last kernel that allows wi fi to work] is slow and mostly stuck. using different browsers.
all the rest is just a strange feeling assuming i'm missing too many updates.
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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Reddog1 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:15 pm
Why are you updating kernels? If you have all of your hardware working, keep the kernel you have. Only update your kernel if you have a problem that a newer kernel might fix, or if there is a security bulletin associated with the kernel you are using. Updating a kernel 'because it's there' is madness (and the way to madness). Why do you think your kernel is the source of your web problems?
well, i'm just updating every time there is a notification for an update, since i'm hoping the wi fi problem will go away.
also, mu mic is not working using zoom. so i'm hoping updates will also fix this issue
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Just a guess, but maybe you need a different iwlwifi driver:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -wifi.html
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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Thanks
so looking at this (https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... -wifi.html) let me get this straight:
first i upgrade the system,
than i run phases 1 (using the iwlwifi driver)
and 2 ("toggling some options")
than i need to downgrade my kernel back using time shift in order to have wi fi working so i can do : Preparation for installing a newer driver (which needs wifi) ?

or, can i just try and install the replacement driver as in stage 4 ("The officially backported iwlwifi driver") while on this old kernel wit wi fi still working, not needing to use the cell phone connection?
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If you have an internet connection, you should be able to install a new driver. No need to mess with kernel or Timeshift to do it.
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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I had the same problem:

System:
Kernel: 5.4.0-65-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0
Desktop: Cinnamon 4.8.6 Distro: Linux Mint 20.1 Ulyssa
base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal
Machine:
Type: Desktop System: Dell product: Precision T3600 v: 01 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Dell model: 0PTTT9 v: A00 serial: <filter> BIOS: Dell v: A03
date: 06/06/2012
CPU:
Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Xeon E5-1650 0 bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 12.0 MiB
flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 76614
Speed: 1197 MHz min/max: 1200/3800 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1197 2: 1197
3: 1197 4: 1197 5: 1242 6: 1197 7: 1197 8: 1197 9: 1197 10: 1197 11: 1196
12: 1197
Graphics:
Device-1: NVIDIA GF106GL [Quadro 2000] driver: nvidia v: 390.141
bus ID: 05:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 driver: nvidia
unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,nouveau,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Quadro 2000/PCIe/SSE2 v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.141
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel C600/X79 series High Definition Audio vendor: Dell
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Device-2: NVIDIA GF106 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
v: kernel bus ID: 05:00.1
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-65-generic
Network:
Device-1: Intel 82579LM Gigabit Network vendor: Dell driver: e1000e
v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus ID: 00:19.0
IF: enp0s25 state: down mac: <filter>
Device-2: TP-Link type: USB driver: rtl88XXau bus ID: 2-1.3:3
IF: wlx984827af71d0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 447.13 GiB used: 69.40 GiB (15.5%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: SanDisk model: SDSSDHII480G size: 447.13 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 438.62 GiB used: 69.40 GiB (15.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: 20.0 C sodimm: 29.0 C gpu: nvidia
temp: 42 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): cpu: 1047 gpu: nvidia fan: 30%
Info:
Processes: 317 Uptime: 2h 54m Memory: 7.73 GiB used: 2.84 GiB (36.7%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17
inxi: 3.0.38


Hoser Rob wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 9:16 am
Revert to the last working kernel and paste the text output of inxi -Fxz. I don't know if I can fix it buit anyone who can is going to need a lot more system info than the computer make/model.
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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Kernel updates are fine, they contain kernel security updates. You want those.

Kernel upgrades should really only be used to address specific performance and hardware issues.

This isn't Windows...let's all be glad for that. Leave "the Windows way" in Windows-land.
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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this is what i get after doing this: sudo apt-get install git (after a long wait and process)
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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mintguy2000 wrote:
Fri Feb 19, 2021 12:59 pm
Reddog1 wrote:
Thu Feb 18, 2021 10:15 pm
Why are you updating kernels? If you have all of your hardware working, keep the kernel you have. Only update your kernel if you have a problem that a newer kernel might fix, or if there is a security bulletin associated with the kernel you are using. Updating a kernel 'because it's there' is madness (and the way to madness). Why do you think your kernel is the source of your web problems?
well, i'm just updating every time there is a notification for an update, since i'm hoping the wi fi problem will go away.
also, mu mic is not working using zoom. so i'm hoping updates will also fix this issue
How did you install the driver? The driver version shows intel backport
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Re: kernel updates disable wi-fi

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mintguy2000 wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:05 am
this is what i get after doing this: sudo apt-get install git (after a long wait and process)
Install your driver using dkms after going into the directory and doing make clean
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