Wi-Fi connection is lost each time after reboot.

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SmokedCat
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Wi-Fi connection is lost each time after reboot.

Post by SmokedCat » Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:02 am

Hi,
First time after OS installation, wi-fi network was not detected automatically (the list of available wi-fi networks was empty), and I needed to add it manually to point SSID (Click on network icon in the tray -> "Create New Wi-Fi Network..."). After that connection was established and network worked fine.
Wi-Fi network has standard settings (it's not hidden or something like that).

But each time I reboot the laptop, wi-fi connection is not established automatically and list of available wi-fi networks are empty.
pic 1 (unfortunately I cannot insert image from gdrive)

In the network connections I can see my connection.
pic 2

I need to open "Create New Wireless Network...." dialog. In this dialog I can choose my initially created connection in the dropdown. I choose this connection. And click "Create" button. Connection is established.
pic 3

But I would like connection established automatically after booting without any manipulations. On my previous Mint installation on this laptop (unfortunatelly I didn't remember the version) it works fine.


WiFi adapter: Intel Pro Wireless 2200BG

mint@mint:~$ rfkill list
0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no

mint@mint:~$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: MATE 1.22.0
Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine: Type: Other-vm? System: Acer product: Aspire 1640Z v: N/A serial: <filter>
Mobo: Acer model: Lugano3 serial: <filter> BIOS: Acer v: 3A22 date: 06/09/06
Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 9.1 Wh condition: 9.1/29.6 Wh (31%) model: SANYO 10ZL status: Full
CPU: Topology: Single Core model: Intel Pentium M bits: 32 type: MCP arch: M Dothan rev: 8
L2 cache: 2048 KiB
flags: nx pae sse sse2 bogomips: 1200
Speed: 600 MHz min/max: 600/1700 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 600
Graphics: Device-1: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI driver: i915
v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa
resolution: 1280x800~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 1.4 Mesa 19.0.2 direct render: Yes
Audio: Device-1: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW High Definition Audio vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-54-generic
Network: Device-1: Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network driver: ipw2200 v: 1.2.2kmprq port: 18e0
bus ID: 06:04.0
IF: wlp6s4 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter vendor: Acer Incorporated ALI
driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: 2000 bus ID: 06:08.0
IF: enp6s8 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: Local Storage: total: 74.53 GiB used: 53.6 MiB (0.1%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MK8032GAX size: 74.53 GiB temp: 34 C
Partition: ID-1: / size: 747.9 MiB used: 53.6 MiB (7.2%) fs: overlay source: ERR-102
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 50.0 C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info: Processes: 131 Uptime: 1h 10m Memory: 1.46 GiB used: 307.5 MiB (20.6%) Init: systemd runlevel: 5
Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.19 inxi: 3.0.32

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Re: Wi-Fi connection is lost each time after reboot.

Post by catweazel » Mon Oct 21, 2019 3:43 am

SmokedCat wrote:
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:02 am

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System:    Host: mint Kernel: 4.15.0-54-generic i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: MATE 1.22.0 
           Distro: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Other-vm? System: Acer product: Aspire 1640Z v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Acer model: Lugano3 serial: <filter> BIOS: Acer v: 3A22 date: 06/09/06 
Your machine is 13 years old. It's unrealistic to expect a modern, leading-edge operating system to run perfectly, if it runs at all. There are some good wifi experts on the forum who may be able to assist but if this were my dinosaur I wouldn't hold out much hope for a fix. As a last resort, perhaps you might try LM 18.3 and see if that fares any better for you.
"There is, ultimately, only one truth -- cogito, ergo sum -- everything else is an assumption." - Me, my swansong.

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Re: Wi-Fi connection is lost each time after reboot.

Post by kelebek333 » Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:36 pm

You can try to install Wicd with following commands, instead of default .Network-Manager.

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sudo apt install wicd
After installation of Wicd, disable nm-applet with following commands.

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cd

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mkdir -p ~/.config/autostart

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cp /etc/xdg/autostart/nm-applet.desktop ~/.config/autostart/

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sed -i "s/NoDisplay=true/NoDisplay=false/g" ~/.config/autostart/nm-applet.desktop

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sed -i "s/X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=true/X-GNOME-Autostart-enabled=false/g" ~/.config/autostart/nm-applet.desktop
After that, restart your PC. Now, You can configure your connetions from Wicd.



If You want to use Network Manager again, You can try to remove wicd and user's nm-applet.desktop file with following commands. After that, You must restart your PC.

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sudo apt purge wicd

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rm -f ~/.config/autostart/nm-applet.desktop

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