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wifi

Post by cladder » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:34 pm

I have a dell latitude d430 just updated from 17 to 19 mint. Wifi on 17 worked no trouble but since updated to 19 no wifii looked thru the forum nothing helped.
Wired connection works done all the updates. the other thing the screen has gone darker difficult to see somethings

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Re: wifi

Post by kc1di » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:02 pm

please go to a terminal and type this command Then post the output here.

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inxi -Nn
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Re: wifi

Post by cladder » Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:58 am

Card-1: Broadcom Limited NetXtreme BCM5752 Gigabit Ethernet PCIE
driver: tg3
IF: enp9s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: 00:21:70:c4:4c:1a
Card-2: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
driver: iwl3945
IF: wlp12s0 state: down mac: 00:1f:3c:86:2d:72
the screen brightens up when plugged into charger guess its battery
thanks

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Re: wifi

Post by kc1di » Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:52 am

This Thread from Ubuntu Forums may be of help in solving the problem. https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2173990
Problem is your wifi card uses intel legacy driver which has been buggy for a long time.
See the thread for discussion of that. Good Luck. If you can't get it going a USB wife stick may be your best bet. But Do your research first not all of them work with linux.
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Re: wifi

Post by cladder » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:17 am

how come in mint 17 wifi worked straight away no problems yet with 19 i get this trouble whats changed

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Re: wifi

Post by JeremyB » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:30 am

Is there a switch on it to enable wifi?

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Re: wifi

Post by cladder » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:17 pm

yes it is but a bit stiff I tried the link above nojoy

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Re: wifi

Post by kc1di » Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:04 pm

What does

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rfkill list
spit out?
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Re: wifi

Post by cladder » Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:18 am

well its fixed I was not happy with the wifi switch so i took it apart and it was off when the switch was on so it works the screen was fn keys for brightness.
i got to go back in the mouse not working next to the keyboard ribbon is a small one which is clamped i have to see if it has come out.
thanks for all your help

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Re: wifi

Post by kc1di » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:29 am

Glad it's working for you. Please take a minute and mark the thread as solved.
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Re:SOLVED wifi

Post by cladder » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:26 pm

A friend wants a laptop with mint which would be the best make/model 2 or3 years old to use
thanks again

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Re: Re:SOLVED wifi

Post by kc1di » Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:39 am

cladder wrote:
Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:26 pm
A friend wants a laptop with mint which would be the best make/model 2 or3 years old to use
thanks again
You should start a separate thread for this question.
But basically most Dell's, Lenovo's, System76 and zareason laptops will work. But do your research as some models may have problems. Usually I don't advise that you get the very latest because Linux kernels and drivers take awhile to catch up with newest hardware.
Good luck with your search.
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