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Wifi not activated

Post by ET59LM » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:15 am

could you please help me for connecting to wifi, (have not Linux expert level)

Here the situation

Wifi radar detects my box but blocks on acquiring IP address (DHCP)

ifconfig: ...
wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 84:4b:f5:21:ee:da
adr inet6: fe80::864b:f5ff:fe21:eeda/64 Scope:Lien
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
Packets reçus:0 erreurs:0 :0 overruns:0 frame:34788
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 lg file transmission:1000
Octets reçus:0 (0.0 B) Octets transmis:0 (0.0 B)
Interruption:17

wlan0:avahi Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 84:4b:f5:21:ee:da
inet adr:169.254.11.147 Bcast:169.254.255.255 Masque:255.255.0.0
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
Interruption:17

iwconfig
wlan0 IEEE 802.11abg ESSID:"SFR_Maison"
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=200 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Encryption key:off
Power Management:on

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions

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Re: Wifi not activated

Post by kc1di » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:31 am

Hello ET59LM and welcome to Linux Mint,

Please issue this command in the terminal and post the output here.

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inxi -Nn
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Re: Wifi not activated

Post by ET59LM » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:26 am

mimile@mimile-dot-s ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
mac: 04:7d:7b:cb:27:62
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
driver: bcma-pci-bridge
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 84:4b:f5:21:ee:da

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wifi not activated

Post by ET59LM » Fri Oct 25, 2019 8:45 am

I have migrated from LM 17.1 Qiana to LM 17.3 Rosa but now meet the problem of wifi not activated when starting Linux, whereas wifi is automatically activated when starting with Windows 7

Here below result of inxi -Nn in terminal

hidenname-dot-s ~ $ inxi -Nn
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full
mac: 04:7d:7b:cb:27:62
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
driver: bcma-pci-bridge
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: 84:4b:f5:21:ee:da

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by HAWR » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:39 am

Hello ET59LM,

you are using LM 17 which is not supported anymore. You should upgrade to LM 18 or freshly install it. Or even better try it with the actual 19.2. If you want, you can show your system overview for better advises:

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inxi -Fxz
(with the </> button above the text box, you could put the output in a codeblock)

You seem to have a dual boot, so maybe this tip can help you to get wifi working again:

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... s.html#ID3

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by Moem » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:46 am

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If your issue is solved, kindly indicate that by editing the first post in the topic, and adding [SOLVED] to the title. Thanks!

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by kc1di » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:04 am

This page should be of help. https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID1.2 You want the one fro b43.
I would also suggest that you upgrade to 18.x or 19.x versions of Mint.
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Re: wifi not activated

Post by HAWR » Fri Oct 25, 2019 2:23 pm

Hello kc1di,

the BCM4313 is not supported by b43 and wl. The right driver is installed.

https://wireless.wiki.kernel.org/en/use ... []=bcm4311

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by ET59LM » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:05 am

Hi HAWR
I would like to reinstall freshly a new LTS version, while keeping present dual boot with widows 7
Do you recommand a version and accordingly a safe procedure?

here the result of wxi -Fxz

System: Host: mimile-dot-s Kernel: 4.4.0-148-generic i686 (32 bit gcc: 4.8.4)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.2 (Gtk 2.24.23) Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa
Machine: System: Packard Bell product: dot s v: V1.06
Mobo: Packard Bell model: SJE01_CT
Bios: Insyde v: V1.06 date: 03/05/2012
CPU: Dual core Intel Atom N2600 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 512 KB
flags: (lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3) bmips: 6383
clock speeds: max: 1600 MHz 1: 1400 MHz 2: 1000 MHz 3: 1600 MHz
4: 600 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel Atom Processor D2xxx/N2xxx Integrated Graphics Controller
bus-ID: 00:02.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.15.1 drivers: (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1024x600@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.4, 128 bits)
GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.1.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-148-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101/2/6E PCI Express Fast/Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 4000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Broadcom BCM4313 802.11bgn Wireless Network Adapter
driver: bcma-pci-bridge bus-ID: 02:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (5.4% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: TOSHIBA_MK3259GS size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 61G used: 16G (27%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
ID-2: swap-1 size: 1.06GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda7
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.0C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 179 Uptime: 16 min Memory: 418.8/988.7MB
Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by HAWR » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:59 am

Hello ET59LM,

first I have to correct my statement briefly. The BCM4313 802.11bgn (ID 14e4:4727) can also run with the wl driver.

Your CPU can run a 64-bit system, BUT with 1 GB you have very less Memory (RAM). That is the minimum requirement but it is no comfortable use with that. For a comfortable use Linux Mint writes 2 GB. I've searched a little bit and found your service manual (you can download it, because it's always good to have it offline). I don't know exactly, but your maximum RAM could be 2 GB. You should think about an RAM upgrade before a fresh install. But you could upgrade to LM 18.x 'til then.

https://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/2316
Upgrade to LM 18 (supported until 2021)

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/11728 ... =25#manual
(Hardware Specifications and Configurations)

https://www.manualslib.com/manual/11728 ... 136#manual
(Replacing the DIMM Module)

To see, what RAM module is inside your notebook, please run in the terminal and post the output (use the </> button above the text box to put it in codeblocks for better reading):

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sudo lshw -C memory

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by ET59LM » Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:28 pm

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sudo lshw -C memory
  *-firmware                
       description: BIOS
       vendor: Insyde Corp.
       physical id: 0
       version: V1.06
       date: 03/05/2012
       size: 128KiB
       capacity: 1984KiB
       capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int9keyboard int10video acpi usb biosbootspecification uefi
  *-memory
       description: System Memory
       physical id: 20
       slot: System board or motherboard
       size: 1GiB
     *-bank:0
          description: [empty]
          product: Empty
          vendor: Empty
          physical id: 0
          serial: Empty
          slot: DIMM0
     *-bank:1
          description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 666 MHz (1.5 ns)
          product: ACR128X64D3S1333C9
          vendor: Kingston
          physical id: 1
          serial: DF04E2C7
          slot: DIMM1
          size: 1GiB
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 666MHz (1.5ns)
  *-cache:0
       description: L2 cache
       physical id: 29
       slot: L2 Cache
       size: 512KiB
       capacity: 512KiB
       capabilities: synchronous internal write-back unified
       configuration: level=2
  *-cache:1
       description: L1 cache
       physical id: 2a
       slot: L1 Cache
       size: 32KiB
       capacity: 32KiB
       capabilities: synchronous internal write-back instruction
       configuration: level=1

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by Larry78723 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:15 pm

First things first, 17.3 is no longer supported. Some machines can adequately run Mint 17.3 XFCE on 1GB, others won't. If your motherboard has another memory slot available, I'd add another 1GB stick.
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Re: wifi not activated

Post by ET59LM » Sun Oct 27, 2019 3:50 am

Otherwise which Linux would be more appropriated for that machine?

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by HAWR » Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:11 am

Hello ET59LM,

the output shows, that you have to banks for RAM modules and one is empty. So it is possible to set in another 1 GB module. Look for example in ebay for:
Kingston 1GB SO-DIMM DDR3 666
Maybe you find it (probably used). I will have a look, too. As said above, meanwhile you could upgrade to LM 18. Have you thought about it?

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by ET59LM » Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:33 pm

not very enthusiastic about a hardware change, rether for a fresh installation of 18 version. Wher could I find a clear tuto thereabout. I would like to keep the present arrangement: same size of partitions, dual boot with windows 7, installation of the new Linux distro without uninstalling Windows.

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Re: wifi not activated

Post by HAWR » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:17 pm

Hello ET59LM,

with your actual system, you can install Linux Mint XFCE 18.1 in your dual boot. You should read the following turorial/how-to:

https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... e-old.html

Because you have an existing dual boot, you can take the partitions as they are and install the new LM on the partition of LM 17.3. As written above, your CPU is able to run 64 bit, so you can take that version, too, but of course also the 32 bit as you have now. If you want to upgrade to 18.2 or 18.3 later, you should make an RAM upgrade before, because it is needed to run comfortable. LM 18 is supported until 2021.

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