unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

All Gurus once were Newbies
Forum rules
There are no such things as "stupid" questions. However if you think your question is a bit stupid, then this is the right place for you to post it. Please stick to easy to-the-point questions that you feel people can answer fast. For long and complicated questions prefer the other forums within the support section.
Before you post please read how to get help
Post Reply
Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 1
Joined: Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:00 am

unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

Post by kumarbipin36 » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:36 am

I installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon on my HP Laptop 64 bit. I am unable to turn on the wifi. ralink rt3290. Need help. Thank You.

User avatar
Level 21
Level 21
Posts: 12864
Joined: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:18 am
Location: The Netherlands (Holland)

Re: unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

Post by Pjotr » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:45 am

a. Please generate an overview of your system like this:
- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);
- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;
- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

Code: Select all

inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

Press Enter.

Copy/paste the output in your next message.

b. Do the same with the following commands:

Code: Select all

rfkill list all

Code: Select all

Tip: 10 things to do after installing Linux Mint 19.2 Tina
Keep your Linux Mint healthy: Avoid these 10 fatal mistakes
Twitter: twitter.com/easylinuxtips
All in all, horse sense simply makes sense.

Level 1
Level 1
Posts: 4
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:52 am

Re: unable to enable wifi in linux mint 18 cinnamon

Post by finfly » Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:56 am

I had same kind of problem after I installed Mint on my HP laptop. After much trial and error I found that Mint wasn't listening Wifi-toggle key (F12). Here is the instructions I used to fix the problem: https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2231243

Post Reply

Return to “Newbie Questions”