Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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abmscopes
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Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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I've just installed (via LiLi) Mint 19 Tara Cinnamon edition to try it out. It's on a USB stick with the intention of running it live (with persistence). I currently use 18.3 cinnamon edition and on this and every prior release that I've tried, when first launching via USB live, I click on the connection icon at bottom-right of screen and enter my wireless details to get started. But with this new release, I don't get this option.

When I click on connection it seems to be looking for a wired connection. I can create a new wireless connection manually, but that seems like quite a lot of work- I can't even see where to scan for connections. What's gone wrong?

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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Boot the 18.3 live USB, make sure wi fi works.
Find your running kernel with

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 uname -r
.
Boot into Tara, install the same kernel using ukuu.
Reboot into this kernel and test
If I have helped you solve a problem, please add [SOLVED] to your first post title, it helps other users looking for help, and keeps the forum clean.
Regards,
Deepak

I am using Mint 19.3 Cinnamon 64 bit with AMD A8/7410 processor . Memory 8GB

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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missing wireless option
missing wireless option
I do appreciate your response, but it's beyond me and would need a step-by-step guide. Let's assume please that there are no internet or wifi/router issues- everything else is working including windows and my installed version of 18.3 mint.

Something weird is going on anyway- because when i use my old live stick with 18.3 on it- wifi connects fine and I see the usual list of wifi networks (from neighbours), yet if I put the very same stick into my windows pc (recently rebuilt with bang-up-to-date motherboard and peripheries), I'm just told that i'm on a wired connection and a cable is unplugged. I don't want to be on a wired connection! How do i tell Mint that I want to use wifi and get a list of wifi networks shown[img]

I'm not getting a 'wireless' on/off option in networks. How do I get that option back? Thanks

I've tried to attach an image but that may not have worked. it shows a screenshot of what my network box looks like, with no wireless option shown.
Last edited by abmscopes on Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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Go into windows device manager, click the wifi and go to properties page, details, and post the info for hardware Ids property

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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I get that I could set up a new wireless profile manually- but I don't want and shouldn't need to. My problem is that a brand new live usb stick install isn't giving me an option to automatically connect to a wireless network with just the usual 'enter passphrase' prompt.

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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The expected behaviour is to see the image below- which is taken from my 18.3 install. Instead when I click on the network symbol at the bottom right of the screen, I get what's shown above- no wireless option.
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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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JeremyB wrote:
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:38 pm
Go into windows device manager, click the wifi and go to properties page, details, and post the info for hardware Ids property
I appreciate the help, but I don't think this would help? I don't need to change any of my wireless or router settings. There's something I'm doing wrong, or is missing from my new live USB install of 'Tara'.

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

Post by JeremyB »

You might have a broadcom wifi and if you provide the hardware id even from windows, I can find a solution, using Mint I would ask results from terminal for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
That provides similar info

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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Thanks sorry- didn't mean to sound rude about the questions.

Yes it's broadcom- is that renowned for causing issues? In windows, under "network adapters"? It's a Broadcom 802.11ac

The wifi card is however an Asus-AC-56

I'll go back onto Mint shortly and provide the info requested. Thanks

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

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OK, this is what I got with the first part of the command- the second part did nothing.

To run a command as administrator (user "root"), use "sudo <command>".
See "man sudo_root" for details.

mint@mint:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA~ net
grep: ~: invalid context length argument
mint@mint:~$ lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Intel Kaby Lake Host Bridge [8086:591f] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Intel Kaby Lake Host Bridge [1458:5000]
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation HD Graphics 630 [8086:5912] (rev 04)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd HD Graphics 630 [1458:d000]
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915
00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller [8086:a12f] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Sunrise Point-H USB 3.0 xHCI Controller [1458:5007]
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd
00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI #1 [8086:a13a] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Sunrise Point-H CSME HECI [1458:1c3a]
Kernel driver in use: mei_me
Kernel modules: mei_me
00:17.0 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode] [8086:a102] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Sunrise Point-H SATA controller [AHCI mode] [1458:b005]
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #5 [8086:a114] (rev f1)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #6 [8086:a115] (rev f1)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.6 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #7 [8086:a116] (rev f1)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.7 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #8 [8086:a117] (rev f1)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #9 [8086:a118] (rev f1)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PCI Express Root Port #10 [8086:a119] (rev f1)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller [8086:a143] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Sunrise Point-H LPC Controller [1458:5001]
00:1f.2 Memory controller [0580]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H PMC [8086:a121] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Sunrise Point-H PMC [1458:5001]
00:1f.3 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H HD Audio [8086:a170] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Sunrise Point-H HD Audio [1458:a182]
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel
00:1f.4 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-H SMBus [8086:a123] (rev 31)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Sunrise Point-H SMBus [1458:5001]
Kernel modules: i2c_i801
01:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 0c)
Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd Onboard Ethernet [1458:e000]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [14e4:43b1] (rev 03)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter [1043:85ba]
Kernel driver in use: bcma-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: bcma
mint@mint:~$

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

Post by JeremyB »

You should be able to boot into the installed linux mint, plug the USB in that you installed from and install the broadcom proprietary driver from driver manager

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

Post by CodeSchlocker »

I'm so glad this question is not that old.

I notice Jeremy B. that you also had the same USB Wi-Fi device I'm having problems with, the Realtek RTL8811AU. Mine has been dark after having converted my HP Pavilion G6 -2231DX from Windows 10 to Linux Mint 19 -Cinnamon.

From the advice you gave to abmscopes above, there are my results:

lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [103c:1849]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
Now, this information may well be for the wired Ethernet. I don't see anything to indicate that is is pointed to my USB Wi-Fi device.

Please help me get my USB Wi-Fi device up and working. I have the installation CD, it has a Linux section, but, I don't quite understand the installation of the driver instructions.

Thanks,
-CodeSchlocker

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Re: Mint 19-Tara. Where's the wireless gone?

Post by abmscopes »

Problem solved!! I went to the 'menu' button, typed 'drivers', opened driver manager and selected use this device when shown the wireless network adapter. That simple. For some unfathomable reason, Mint, this time installed with the wireless adapter set to 'do not use this device'. :? Honestly- why? not so much as a prompt like 'use wireless?'

I reckon that 90% of newbies looking to switch from windows would be put off by not even being able to get on the internet without a day on the forums or searching for drivers.

Thanks for everyone's help anyway.

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