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Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

Post by scorptig »

Just to add I currently have the same issue, so I'd welcome some help. Here is my data on subject. :D

HP Pavillion 17-e048ca

born 11/12/13 BIOS F.37 Vendor : Insyde

At this point and time I have spent roughly a few days digging for a solution, have not found anything that works, I have a nice clean install of Linux Mint 20 Mate, I am using wired network, I am doing this laptop for a friend, I am a Linux user since February 2003 in various Linux distributions, I've been using Linux Mint and Ubuntu as my main desktops on various workstations.

issue network icon shows wifi is disabled

on keyboard F12 is WiFi light is red (orange) in bios i did try going to FN + F Key no difference

HP Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter

Worth noting I tried a USB Bluetooth Dongle, and that worked, however internal Bluetooth does not.
Again I test a WiFi usb Dongle Network Icon showed the dongle, same error WiFi is disabled

in bios secure boot is disabled

I have in /lib/firmware rt3290.bin note Firmware Version 1.187.3

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rfkill list all

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0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes

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nmcli general status

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STATE      CONNECTIVITY  WIFI-HW  WIFI      WWAN-HW  WWAN    
connected  full          enabled  disabled  enabled  enabled 

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net

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02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe [1814:3290]
	DeviceName: Ralink WLAN Ralink RT3290LE Roma 802.11bgn Wi-Fi
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter [103c:18ec]
	Kernel driver in use: rt2800pci
--
05:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 07)
	DeviceName: Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [103c:1984]
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169

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uname -r

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5.4.0-48-generic

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cat /etc/os-release

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NAME="Linux Mint"
VERSION="20 (Ulyana)"
ID=linuxmint
ID_LIKE=ubuntu
PRETTY_NAME="Linux Mint 20"
VERSION_ID="20"
HOME_URL="https://www.linuxmint.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="https://forums.linuxmint.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://linuxmint-troubleshooting-guide.readthedocs.io/en/latest/"
PRIVACY_POLICY_URL="https://www.linuxmint.com/"
VERSION_CODENAME=ulyana
UBUNTU_CODENAME=focal

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mokutil --sb-state

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EFI variables are not supported on this system

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inxi -Fxz 

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System:
  Kernel: 5.4.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.3.0 
  Desktop: MATE 1.24.0 Distro: Linux Mint 20 Ulyana base: Ubuntu 20.04 focal 
Machine:
  Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion 17 Notebook PC 
  v: 0883100000305B10000620100 serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1984 v: 01.15 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: Insyde v: F.35 date: 11/11/2014 
Battery:
  ID-1: BAT0 charge: 37.0 Wh condition: 37.0/37.0 Wh (100%) 
  model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Full 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse M525 
  charge: 100% (should be ignored) status: Discharging 
CPU:
  Topology: Quad Core model: AMD A10-5750M APU with Radeon HD Graphics 
  bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Piledriver rev: 1 L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
  flags: avx lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm 
  bogomips: 19963 
  Speed: 1330 MHz min/max: 1400/2500 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1351 2: 1306 
  3: 1242 4: 1311 
Graphics:
  Device-1: AMD Richland [Radeon HD 8650G] vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: radeon v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.0 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.8 driver: ati,radeon 
  unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1600x900~60Hz 
  OpenGL: renderer: AMD ARUBA (DRM 2.50.0 / 5.4.0-48-generic LLVM 10.0.0) 
  v: 4.3 Mesa 20.0.8 direct render: Yes 
Audio:
  Device-1: AMD Trinity HDMI Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:01.1 
  Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:14.2 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.4.0-48-generic 
Network:
  Device-1: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 port: 3100 
  bus ID: 02:00.0 
  IF: wlo1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus ID: 05:00.0 
  IF: eno1 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
Drives:
  Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 23.32 GiB (2.5%) 
  ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Western Digital model: WD10JPVX-60JC3T0 
  size: 931.51 GiB temp: 47 C 
Partition:
  ID-1: / size: 27.44 GiB used: 3.41 GiB (12.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
  ID-2: /boot size: 487.9 MiB used: 105.2 MiB (21.6%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda1 
  ID-3: /home size: 696.88 GiB used: 13.90 GiB (2.0%) fs: ext4 
  dev: /dev/sda8 
  ID-4: /tmp size: 19.56 GiB used: 44.1 MiB (0.2%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6 
  ID-5: /usr size: 35.19 GiB used: 5.85 GiB (16.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5 
  ID-6: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 11.5 MiB (0.6%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7 
Sensors:
  System Temperatures: cpu: 41.4 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 41 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Info:
  Processes: 219 Uptime: 50m Memory: 6.98 GiB used: 1.73 GiB (24.8%) 
  Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 9.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.17 
  inxi: 3.0.38 

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iwconfig

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eno1      no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

wlo1      IEEE 802.11  ESSID:off/any  
          Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated   Tx-Power=off   
          Retry short  long limit:2   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off

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lsusb

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Bus 002 Device 002: ID 064e:c32f Suyin Corp. HP Truevision HD
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 003 Device 002: ID 046d:c52b Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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lspci

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Complex
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Richland [Radeon HD 8650G]
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Trinity HDMI Audio Controller
00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Root Port
00:10.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB XHCI Controller (rev 09)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB OHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH USB EHCI Controller (rev 11)
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH SMBus Controller (rev 16)
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 01)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH PCI Bridge (rev 40)
00:15.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
00:15.1 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Hudson PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 0
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 1
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 2
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 3
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 4
00:18.5 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 15h (Models 10h-1fh) Processor Function 5
02:00.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
02:00.1 Bluetooth: Ralink corp. RT3290 Bluetooth
04:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5229 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)

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cat /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

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# This file lists those modules which we don't want to be loaded by
# alias expansion, usually so some other driver will be loaded for the
# device instead.

# evbug is a debug tool that should be loaded explicitly
blacklist evbug

# these drivers are very simple, the HID drivers are usually preferred
blacklist usbmouse
blacklist usbkbd

# replaced by e100
blacklist eepro100

# replaced by tulip
blacklist de4x5

# causes no end of confusion by creating unexpected network interfaces
blacklist eth1394

# snd_intel8x0m can interfere with snd_intel8x0, doesn't seem to support much
# hardware on its own (Ubuntu bug #2011, #6810)
blacklist snd_intel8x0m

# Conflicts with dvb driver (which is better for handling this device)
blacklist snd_aw2

# replaced by p54pci
blacklist prism54

# replaced by b43 and ssb.
blacklist bcm43xx

# most apps now use garmin usb driver directly (Ubuntu: #114565)
blacklist garmin_gps

# replaced by asus-laptop (Ubuntu: #184721)
blacklist asus_acpi

# low-quality, just noise when being used for sound playback, causes
# hangs at desktop session start (Ubuntu: #246969)
blacklist snd_pcsp

# ugly and loud noise, getting on everyone's nerves; this should be done by a
# nice pulseaudio bing (Ubuntu: #77010)
blacklist pcspkr

# EDAC driver for amd76x clashes with the agp driver preventing the aperture
# from being initialised (Ubuntu: #297750). Blacklist so that the driver
# continues to build and is installable for the few cases where its
# really needed.
blacklist amd76x_edac
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Re: Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

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scorptig wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:40 pm
HP Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
This is far more a vendor issue than a Linux issue. Mediatek have pulled the Linux driver. I suspect that your only hopes are extensive google searching or purchasing a more recent plug-in dongle. You might like to follow but not reply to the thread that your post was split from. Hijacking is frowned on here, which is why your post was moved.
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Well, for one thing, your wifi is hard blocked. Is there a switch on the side or front to turn it on?
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sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Well, for one thing, your wifi is hard blocked. Is there a switch on the side or front to turn it on?
While I'm mostly useless on networking issues, I wondered what exactly this meant in the OP:
on keyboard F12 is WiFi light is red (orange) in bios i did try going to FN + F Key no difference
Was Fn+F12 attempted while the OS was running?

Also, on a hunch, what's the output of this command:

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grep ralink /etc/modprobe.d/*
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grep rt2800pci /etc/modprobe.d/*
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Yes, it could be an Fn & F key that turns wifi on or an airplane key.
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Re: Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

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sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:42 pm
Yes, it could be an Fn & F key that turns wifi on or an airplane key.
Yes tried that here is what happens

FN+F12

using cmd

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rfkill list all

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0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: no
	Hard blocked: yes
I press FN+F12 again

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rfkill list all

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0: phy0: Wireless LAN
	Soft blocked: yes
	Hard blocked: yes
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Re: Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

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sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Well, for one thing, your wifi is hard blocked. Is there a switch on the side or front to turn it on?
No switch on HP Pavillion 17, that would be so nice, only thing is FN + F12
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MrEen wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 9:09 pm
sleeper12 wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:58 pm
Well, for one thing, your wifi is hard blocked. Is there a switch on the side or front to turn it on?
While I'm mostly useless on networking issues, I wondered what exactly this meant in the OP:
on keyboard F12 is WiFi light is red (orange) in bios i did try going to FN + F Key no difference
Was Fn+F12 attempted while the OS was running?

Also, on a hunch, what's the output of this command:

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grep ralink /etc/modprobe.d/*
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grep rt2800pci /etc/modprobe.d/*
Ok there is no switch on front or side HP Pavillion 17

Yes the FN+F12 was used while Os was running

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grep ralink /etc/modprobe.d/*
nothing

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grep rt2800pci /etc/modprobe.d/*
nothing

Thank you nevertheless
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Re: Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

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Maybe you can turn wifi on in Bios or reset to defaults.
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sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:39 am
Maybe you can turn wifi on in Bios or reset to defaults.
Did check BIOS, early stages of this project, no real option of enable or disable. Other BIOS may & often do offer this option.
However your mention of BIOS brings up another possible option upgrade current version F.35 to F.37
Thank you
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Re: Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

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Kadaitcha Man wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 8:23 pm
scorptig wrote:
Tue Oct 06, 2020 7:40 pm
HP Ralink RT3290LE 802.11bgn 1x1 Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 Combo Adapter
This is far more a vendor issue than a Linux issue. Mediatek have pulled the Linux driver. I suspect that your only hopes are extensive google searching or purchasing a more recent plug-in dongle. You might like to follow but not reply to the thread that your post was split from. Hijacking is frowned on here, which is why your post was moved.
I agree, options for me research more..
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Re: Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

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scorptig wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:44 pm
sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:39 am
Maybe you can turn wifi on in Bios or reset to defaults.
Did check BIOS, early stages of this project, no real option of enable or disable. Other BIOS may & often do offer this option.
However your mention of BIOS brings up another possible option upgrade current version F.35 to F.37
Thank you
Go into BIOS and reset to defaults as that can sometimes fix the hard block issue. On some laptops you may need to shutdown, unplug power cord and battery and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then connect power cord and battery and boot
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Re: Also, WIFI adapter not working in linux mint 20 [Ralink RT 3290]

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JeremyB wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 6:20 pm
scorptig wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 5:44 pm
sleeper12 wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:39 am
Maybe you can turn wifi on in Bios or reset to defaults.
Did check BIOS, early stages of this project, no real option of enable or disable. Other BIOS may & often do offer this option.
However your mention of BIOS brings up another possible option upgrade current version F.35 to F.37
Thank you
Go into BIOS and reset to defaults as that can sometimes fix the hard block issue. On some laptops you may need to shutdown, unplug power cord and battery and hold the power button for 20 seconds, then connect power cord and battery and boot
I've done that, bios upgrade, if I set to default, it goes to UEFI mode, to boot system I use legacy, I've removed battery, power on hold 30 seconds no difference.
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