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Krishna
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Activation of network connection failed <SOLVED>

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Hey everyone !
I am a complete noob to linux. I've just swtiched from the ever buggy windows 10 to Linux mint. The installation went smooth , Post the first boot my internet over wifi was working fine. Things started to go bad when i ran the first set of updates through the update manager and installed them. This is when i started getting the message "Activation of network connection failed". My wifi keeps getting disconnected at random intervals with this message everytime and it would take a while to connect back eventually only for it to happen again. Fortunately i made a snapshot over timeshift and i was able to revert back following which the problem resolved. So now i am confused about what to do , cause the update messes up my wifi and i know that i need the regular updates. I am not sure about which particular update has been causing this issue cause there are exactly 100 updates to be installed after the fresh install. The same happened with Ubuntu, where the wifi would disconnect after the updates , and hence the reason i switched to Mint. Any help would be appreciated. If you guys need me to run any commands and attach them , do I need to do that after i run the updates or without them. Please help ! I really like the Mint experience and i dont wanna move away.
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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Without updating, let's see results of:

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 inxi -Fxz 

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 rfkill list all 
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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Hi ! thank you so much for replying ,

This is what i got for -Fxz
System:
Host: krishna-HP-Pavilion Kernel: 5.0.0-32-generic x86_64 bits: 64
compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 Desktop: Cinnamon 4.4.5
Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic
Machine:
Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
v: 0884110000385910000610100 serial: <filter>
Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1840 v: 56.32 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde
v: F.26 date: 06/03/2014
Battery:
ID-1: BAT0 charge: 39.7 Wh condition: 39.7/39.7 Wh (100%)
model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Full
CPU:
Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-2370M bits: 64 type: MT MCP
arch: Sandy Bridge rev: 7 L2 cache: 3072 KiB
flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 19157
Speed: 806 MHz min/max: 800/2400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798
3: 798 4: 798
Graphics:
Device-1: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0
Device-2: AMD Thames [Radeon HD 7500M/7600M Series]
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0
Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: ati,modesetting,radeon
unloaded: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile v: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8
direct render: Yes
Audio:
Device-1: Intel 7 Series/C216 Family High Definition Audio
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.0.0-32-generic
Network:
Device-1: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 port: 4000
bus ID: 07:00.0
IF: wlo1 state: up mac: <filter>
Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 3000 bus ID: 08:00.0
IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives:
Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 29.76 GiB (13.3%)
ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Kingston model: SA400S37240G size: 223.57 GiB
Partition:
ID-1: / size: 218.57 GiB used: 29.75 GiB (13.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:
System Temperatures: cpu: 60.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 54 C
Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
Info:
Processes: 198 Uptime: 2h 34m Memory: 3.74 GiB used: 1.47 GiB (39.2%)
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.4.0 Shell: bash v: 4.4.20
inxi: 3.0.32


And this for rfkill list all :

0: phy0: Wireless LAN
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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What about:

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 iwconfig 
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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This is what i got for iwconfig :

wlo1 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"Pikachu"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: EC:22:80:F0:A3:4C
Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=20 dBm
Retry short long limit:2 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Power Management:on
Link Quality=28/70 Signal level=-82 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:2288 Missed beacon:0

lo no wireless extensions.

eno1 no wireless extensions.
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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Try turning Power Management off & see if that helps:
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID2.1
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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Alright , will run the updates , turn the power management off and ill let you know if that helped.
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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You could test it before you do the updates, just to see if you get a better connection speed or not.
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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Thanks for helping out , the connection has been stable so far , even after the update. Though ive noticed no visible improvements in wifi speed but i am more than happy with a stable connection. Thank you once again :)
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Re: Activation of network connection failed

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Ok, good to hear there was some improvement with that. :)
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Re: Activation of network connection failed <SOLVED>

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Yep , Thanks a lot !
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Re: Activation of network connection failed <SOLVED>

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Thanks sleeper12. Turing OFF the Power Management works for me.
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Re: Activation of network connection failed <SOLVED>

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silverfox wrote:
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:27 pm
Thanks sleeper12. Turing OFF the Power Management works for me.
Glad that helped you. :)
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