Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

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marcianana
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Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

Post by marcianana »

Hello everyone,

I am quite new at this, and I just installed mint 19.3 XFCE (64-bit) on my old HP Pavillion DV8000. There are no wifi connections listed.
Here is my inxi output:

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System:
  Host: marcianana-Pavilion-dv8000-EZ580UA-ABA 
  Kernel: 5.3.0-42-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.4.0 
  Desktop: Xfce 4.14.1 tk: Gtk 3.22.30 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm4 
  dm: LightDM 1.26.0 Distro: Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia 
  base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard 
  product: Pavilion dv8000 (EZ580UA#ABA) v: F.42 serial: <filter> Chassis: 
  type: 10 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 309B v: 49.55 serial: <filter> 
  BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: F.42 date: 06/21/2006 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 71.3 Wh condition: 71.3/71.3 Wh (100%) volts: 10.8/10.8 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary type: Li-ion serial: N/A status: Full 
CPU:
  Topology: Single Core model: AMD Turion 64 Mobile ML-34 bits: 64 type: UP 
  arch: K8 rev.E rev: 2 L2 cache: 1024 KiB 
  flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 bogomips: 3581 
  Speed: 1800 MHz min/max: 800/1800 MHz Core speed (MHz): 1: 1800 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD RS480M [Mobility Radeon Xpress 200] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 01:05.0 chip ID: 1002:5955 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1440x900~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: ATI RS480 v: 2.1 Mesa 19.2.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD IXP SB400 AC97 Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_atiixp v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.5 chip ID: 1002:4370 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.3.0-42-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g 
  Wireless LAN 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: b43-pci-bridge v: N/A port: 9000 
  bus ID: 06:02.0 chip ID: 14e4:4318 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: a000 
  bus ID: 06:06.0 chip ID: 10ec:8139 
  IF: enp6s6 state: unknown speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 93.16 GiB used: 8.57 GiB (9.2%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST9100825A size: 93.16 GiB 
  speed: <unknown> serial: <filter> rev: 3.05 temp: 38 C scheme: MBR 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 91.20 GiB used: 8.57 GiB (9.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: N/A 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:
  No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
  Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
  1: deb http://packages.linuxmint.com tricia main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
  2: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
  3: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
  4: deb http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
  5: deb http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
  6: deb http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
Info:
  Processes: 150 Uptime: 30m Memory: 978.6 MiB used: 691.0 MiB (70.6%) 
  Init: systemd v: 237 runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.5.0 alt: 7 Shell: bash 
  v: 4.4.20 running in: xfce4-terminal inxi: 3.0.32 
When running iwconfig, this is what I get:

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marcianana@marcianana-Pavilion-dv8000-EZ580UA-ABA:~$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

enp6s6    no wireless extensions.

marcianana@marcianana-Pavilion-dv8000-EZ580UA-ABA:~$ rfkill list all
0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
Any ideas about what I could do?

Thanks!
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Re: Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

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Is there a button above the keyboard under where it says 'hp' to turn Wifi on?
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Re: Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

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Your wifi is hard blocked. Is there a button above the keyboard under where it says 'hp' to turn it on?
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Re: Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

Post by marcianana »

Hi,

yes, there is. It was the first thing I tried, but it's not changing anything... I guess it's a hardware problem and not much I can do, then?
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Re: Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

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Some things you can try:

See if you can enable wifi in the Bios or reset Bios to defaults.

On some laptops, you may have to shut down, remove battery and power cord and hold power button for 10-20 seconds, reconnect everything and boot.

You can also try:

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 sudo service network-manager restart 
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Re: Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

Post by kelebek333 »

You can try to run following command to disable hp_wmi for solving hardblock issue.

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echo "blacklist hp_wmi" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/hpwmi.conf
Reboot your PC after command.
Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g
Wireless LAN
vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: b43-pci-bridge v: N/A port: 9000
bus ID: 06:02.0 chip ID: 14e4:4318
Also you must install firmware-b43-installer package for this device and you must disable secureboot from BIOS/EFI settings.

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sudo apt install firmware-b43-installer
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Re: Wifi for mint 19.3 not working on HP-Pavillion dv8000

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Is this still a problem? If so, try:

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 sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source && sudo apt-get install --reinstall b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer 
Reboot & if needed toggle your wifi button off & on.
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