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[SOLVED] Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by reyas12 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:54 am

Alright, so I've been trying to get my wireless wifi connection to work for Linux Mint - Cinnamon. I'll put as many links to all the stuff I've tried to get my WiFi to work, right after the information box. Any help would be appreciated. I'm completely clueless as to why nothing is working.

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System:    Host: rey-27-k117c Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 7.3.0 
           Desktop: Cinnamon 4.0.8 wm: muffin dm: LightDM Distro: Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa 
           base: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic 
Machine:   Type: Desktop System: Hewlett-Packard product: 27-k117c v: N/A serial: <filter> 
           Chassis: type: 3 serial: <filter> 
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 2AFA v: 000 serial: <filter> UEFI: AMI v: 80.09 
           date: 10/18/2013 
CPU:       Topology: Quad Core model: Intel Core i7-4765T bits: 64 type: MT MCP arch: Haswell 
           rev: 3 L2 cache: 8192 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx bogomips: 31922 
           Speed: 1756 MHz min/max: 800/3000 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1624 2: 1695 3: 1597 
           4: 1624 5: 1601 6: 1597 7: 1601 8: 1726 
Graphics:  Device-1: Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics 
           vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:0412 
           Device-2: NVIDIA GK208M [GeForce GT 730M] vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A 
           bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1290 
           Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.19.6 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa 
           resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Desktop v: 4.5 Mesa 19.0.2 compat-v: 3.0 
           direct render: Yes 
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 chip ID: 8086:8c20 
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-20-generic 
Network:   Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
           vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus ID: 03:00.0 
           chip ID: 10ec:8168 
           IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter> 
           Device-2: Broadcom Limited BCM4352 802.11ac Wireless Network Adapter 
           vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: d000 bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:43b1 
Drives:    Local Storage: total: 931.51 GiB used: 8.26 GiB (0.9%) 
           ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB size: 931.51 GiB 
           speed: 3.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
Partition: ID-1: / size: 915.40 GiB used: 8.25 GiB (0.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2 
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 53.0 C mobo: 27.8 C 
           Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
Repos:     No active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list 
           Active apt repos in: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/official-package-repositories.list 
           1: deb http: //packages.linuxmint.com tessa main upstream import backport #id:linuxmint_main
           2: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic main restricted universe multiverse
           3: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates main restricted universe multiverse
           4: deb http: //archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports main restricted universe multiverse
           5: deb http: //security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ bionic-security main restricted universe multiverse
           6: deb http: //archive.canonical.com/ubuntu/ bionic partner
Info:      Processes: 259 Uptime: 22m Memory: 7.68 GiB used: 1.62 GiB (21.1%) Init: systemd v: 237 
           runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 7.3.0 alt: 7 Client: Unknown python3.6 client inxi: 3.0.27 
Alright, now onto all the steps I've tried! To get the Linux Mint onto my computer, I followed this video. The only thing I didn't do is the part where he shrinks the storage, and where he does the steps for dual booting. I just went ahead and erased the windows software that was on my computer. Next, I start playing around with the themes, and then I notice my wifi isn't working. So then I went through so, so, so many links just trying to fix this part. I'll try to link all of them here:
https://youtu.be/YSaFGfQo0ns
https://youtu.be/vr31Z8TzPhs
https://www.ghacks.net/2015/03/27/how-t ... tallation/
https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID1.2

and I can't even find the rest of the links. For some reason the google search bar on my phone doesn't record links I've opened up. When doing the last link in the steps, it did this:
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The top part is no longer available, and instead greyed out. Before I mess anything else up, I wanted to come to the forums before I absolutely lose my mind.
Last edited by reyas12 on Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:41 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by HAWR » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:01 am

Hello reyas12,

in your system overview theres is no driver listed for your broadcom wireless device
driver: N/A
, so it seems, that the installed driver is not the right one.

Have you tried the second solution on this site with the b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer?

[url]https://easylinuxtipsproject.blogspot.c ... html#ID1.2[/url]

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by reyas12 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:47 pm

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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
[sudo] password for orenda:          
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
b43-fwcutter is already the newest version (1:019-3).
firmware-b43-installer is already the newest version (1:019-3).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libnvidia-cfg1-390 libnvidia-compute-390 libnvidia-decode-390
  libnvidia-encode-390 libnvidia-fbc1-390 libnvidia-gl-390 libnvidia-ifr1-390
  nvidia-compute-utils-390 nvidia-dkms-390 nvidia-kernel-common-390
  nvidia-kernel-source-390 nvidia-utils-390 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 493 not upgraded.
This is what I get

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by HAWR » Sun Jul 28, 2019 1:56 pm

Hello reyas12,

First one more question: The command on easylinuxtips consists of both lines. The first part in the first line is for deinstalling/purging the bcmwl-kernel-source and after that the new one will be installed. In your post, there is only the second part of the command visible.

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by reyas12 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:34 pm

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sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source broadcom-sta-common broadcom-sta-source && sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
[sudo] password for orenda:          
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Package 'broadcom-sta-common' is not installed, so not removed
Package 'broadcom-sta-source' is not installed, so not removed
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libnvidia-cfg1-390 libnvidia-compute-390 libnvidia-decode-390
  libnvidia-encode-390 libnvidia-fbc1-390 libnvidia-gl-390 libnvidia-ifr1-390
  nvidia-compute-utils-390 nvidia-dkms-390 nvidia-kernel-common-390
  nvidia-kernel-source-390 nvidia-utils-390 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  bcmwl-kernel-source*
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 493 not upgraded.
After this operation, 8,067 kB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
(Reading database ... 247474 files and directories currently installed.)
Removing bcmwl-kernel-source (6.30.223.271+bdcom-0ubuntu4) ...
Removing all DKMS Modules
Done.
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130ubuntu3.5) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-20-generic
(Reading database ... 247388 files and directories currently installed.)
Purging configuration files for bcmwl-kernel-source (6.30.223.271+bdcom-0ubuntu4) ...
update-initramfs: deferring update (trigger activated)
Processing triggers for initramfs-tools (0.130ubuntu3.5) ...
update-initramfs: Generating /boot/initrd.img-4.15.0-20-generic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
b43-fwcutter is already the newest version (1:019-3).
firmware-b43-installer is already the newest version (1:019-3).
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libnvidia-cfg1-390 libnvidia-compute-390 libnvidia-decode-390
  libnvidia-encode-390 libnvidia-fbc1-390 libnvidia-gl-390 libnvidia-ifr1-390
  nvidia-compute-utils-390 nvidia-dkms-390 nvidia-kernel-common-390
  nvidia-kernel-source-390 nvidia-utils-390 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 493 not upgraded.
corrected and put in both lines.

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by HAWR » Sun Jul 28, 2019 3:16 pm

Hello reyas12,

thank you for updating the command. Have you than removed the ethernet cable and rebooted your computer to see if it works now?

There are several things to do:

1) Have a look at:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 493 not upgraded.
For me it seems, that you haven't updated your system for longer time or never until installing LM. Please run the following commands in the terminal:

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sudo apt-get update

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
2) You should update the kernel from 4.15.20-0 (install version) to the recent 4.15.55-0 version. This can be done in the update manager: view > linux kernel. In help you find a hort description for kernel updates.

3) Your nvidia card is designed for notebooks, but you have a desktop. I don't know if that works???, but the latest driver for your card is from the 418-series. Maybe it is useful to update to a newer version, when 1) and 2) are done and the wifi problem is solved.

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by reyas12 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:05 pm

I'm writing as it's happening. I tried the first code and got this:

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sudo apt-get update
[sudo] password for orenda:          
Ign:1 http://packages.linuxmint.com tessa InRelease
Hit:2 http://packages.linuxmint.com tessa Release                              
Get:4 http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-security InRelease [88.7 kB]    
Hit:5 http://archive.canonical.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                     
Hit:6 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic InRelease                        
Get:7 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-updates InRelease [88.7 kB]
Get:8 http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu bionic-backports InRelease [74.6 kB]
Fetched 252 kB in 4s (66.4 kB/s)   
Reading package lists... Done
Then I did the second command you posted, which basically listed all the files that are going to be updated, to which I agreed for them to be updated. Here's the list anyways, with my command reply:

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
Calculating upgrade... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libnvidia-cfg1-390 libnvidia-compute-390 libnvidia-decode-390
  libnvidia-encode-390 libnvidia-fbc1-390 libnvidia-gl-390 libnvidia-ifr1-390
  nvidia-compute-utils-390 nvidia-dkms-390 nvidia-kernel-common-390
  nvidia-kernel-source-390 nvidia-utils-390 xserver-xorg-video-nvidia-390
Use 'sudo apt autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  libel-api-java libjsp-api-java libservlet-api-java libwayland-egl1
  libwebsocket-api-java python3-netifaces
The following packages will be upgraded:
  apport apt apt-utils aptdaemon aptdaemon-data archdetect-deb avahi-autoipd
  avahi-daemon avahi-utils bash bind9-host binutils binutils-common
  binutils-x86-64-linux-gnu bsdutils busybox-initramfs busybox-static bzip2
  cinnamon cinnamon-common cinnamon-dbg console-setup console-setup-linux cpp
  cpp-7 cups cups-browsed cups-bsd cups-client cups-common cups-core-drivers
  cups-daemon cups-filters cups-filters-core-drivers cups-ipp-utils cups-ppdc
  cups-server-common curl dbus dbus-user-session dbus-x11 debconf debconf-i18n
  default-jre default-jre-headless desktop-file-utils dirmngr distro-info-data
  dkms dmeventd dmsetup dnsutils e2fslibs e2fsprogs evolution-data-server
  evolution-data-server-common fdisk file firefox firefox-locale-en flatpak
  fonts-liberation2 fonts-noto-cjk fonts-opensymbol friendly-recovery fwupd
  fwupdate fwupdate-signed gcc gcc-7 gcc-7-base gettext gettext-base
  ghostscript ghostscript-x gir1.2-cogl-1.0 gir1.2-coglpango-1.0
  gir1.2-dbusmenu-glib-0.4 gir1.2-flatpak-1.0 gir1.2-gkbd-3.0
  gir1.2-gnomebluetooth-1.0 gir1.2-gnomedesktop-3.0
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  libapt-pkg5.0 libarchive13 libasan4 libasound2 libasound2-data
  libavahi-client3 libavahi-common-data libavahi-common3 libavahi-core7
  libavahi-glib1 libavcodec57 libavformat57 libavutil55 libbind9-160
  libbinutils libblkid1 libbz2-1.0 libcaca0 libcairo-gobject2 libcairo2
  libcamel-1.2-61 libcilkrts5 libcogl-common libcogl-pango20 libcogl-path20
  libcogl20 libcom-err2 libcups2 libcupscgi1 libcupsfilters1 libcupsimage2
  libcupsmime1 libcupsppdc1 libcurl3-gnutls libcurl4 libdb5.3 libdbus-1-3
  libdbusmenu-glib4 libdbusmenu-gtk3-4 libdbusmenu-gtk4
  libdevmapper-event1.02.1 libdevmapper1.02.1 libdns-export1100 libdns1100
  libebackend-1.2-10 libebook-1.2-19 libebook-contacts-1.2-2 libecal-1.2-19
  libedata-book-1.2-25 libedata-cal-1.2-28 libedataserver-1.2-23
  libedataserverui-1.2-2 libegl-mesa0 libegl1-mesa libexiv2-14 libext2fs2
  libfdisk1 libflatpak0 libfontembed1 libfwup1 libfwupd2 libgail-3-0 libgbm1
  libgcc-7-dev libgd3 libgeocode-glib0 libgfortran4 libgl1-mesa-glx
  libgles2-mesa libglib2.0-0 libglib2.0-bin libglib2.0-data
  libgnome-bluetooth13 libgnome-desktop-3-17 libgnomekbd-common libgnomekbd8
  libgnutls30 libgs9 libgs9-common libgssapi-krb5-2 libgstreamer-gl1.0-0
  libgstreamer-plugins-base1.0-0 libgstreamer-plugins-good1.0-0
  libgstreamer1.0-0 libgtk-3-0 libgtk-3-bin libgtk-3-common libgweather-3-15
  libgweather-common libhsqldb1.8.0-java libidn11 libio-socket-ssl-perl
  libirs160 libisc-export169 libisc169 libisccc160 libisccfg160
  libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 libk5crypto3 libkmod2 libkrb5-3 libkrb5support0
  libldap-2.4-2 libldap-common libldb1 liblvm2app2.2 liblvm2cmd2.02
  liblwres160 libmagic-mgc libmagic1 libmagickcore-6.q16-3
  libmagickwand-6.q16-3 libmbim-glib4 libmbim-proxy libmm-glib0 libmount1
  libmuffin0 libnautilus-extension1a libneon27-gnutls libnet-ssleay-perl
  libnss-myhostname libnss-systemd libnss3 libntfs-3g88 libnuma1 libostree-1-1
  libpackagekit-glib2-18 libpam-modules libpam-modules-bin libpam-runtime
  libpam-systemd libpam0g libparted-fs-resize0 libparted2 libpci3 libperl5.26
  libpng16-16 libpolkit-agent-1-0 libpolkit-backend-1-0 libpolkit-gobject-1-0
  libpoppler-glib8 libpoppler73 libpulse-mainloop-glib0 libpulse0 libpulsedsp
  libpython2.7 libpython2.7-minimal libpython2.7-stdlib libpython3.6
  libpython3.6-minimal libpython3.6-stdlib libqmi-glib5 libqmi-proxy
  libqt5core5a libqt5dbus5 libqt5gui5 libqt5network5 libqt5widgets5 libraw16
  libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer libreoffice-base libreoffice-base-core
  libreoffice-base-drivers libreoffice-calc libreoffice-common
  libreoffice-core libreoffice-draw libreoffice-gnome libreoffice-gtk3
  libreoffice-help-de libreoffice-help-en-gb libreoffice-help-en-us
  libreoffice-help-es libreoffice-help-fr libreoffice-help-it
  libreoffice-help-pt libreoffice-help-pt-br libreoffice-help-ru
  libreoffice-help-zh-cn libreoffice-help-zh-tw libreoffice-impress
  libreoffice-java-common libreoffice-l10n-de libreoffice-l10n-en-gb
  libreoffice-l10n-en-za libreoffice-l10n-es libreoffice-l10n-fr
  libreoffice-l10n-it libreoffice-l10n-pt libreoffice-l10n-pt-br
  libreoffice-l10n-ru libreoffice-l10n-zh-cn libreoffice-l10n-zh-tw
  libreoffice-math libreoffice-ogltrans libreoffice-pdfimport
  libreoffice-sdbc-hsqldb libreoffice-style-galaxy libreoffice-style-tango
  libreoffice-writer libsane-common libsane1 libseccomp2 libservlet3.1-java
  libsmartcols1 libsmbclient libsnapd-glib1 libsndfile1 libsqlite3-0 libss2
  libssh-gcrypt-4 libssl1.0.0 libssl1.1 libswresample2 libswscale4 libsystemd0
  libtiff5 libubsan0 libudev1 libunistring2 libupower-glib3 libuuid1
  libwavpack1 libwayland-cursor0 libwayland-egl1-mesa libwbclient0
  libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 libwww-perl libx11-data libxapp1 libxatracker2
  libxcb-randr0 libxcb-render0 libxcb-shape0 libxcb-shm0 libxcb-xfixes0
  libxcb-xinerama0 libxcb-xkb1 libxcb-xv0 libxslt1.1 linux-firmware
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  mintsystem mintupdate modemmanager mount mozo muffin muffin-common
  muffin-dbg nautilus-data netplan.io nplan ntfs-3g openjdk-11-jre
  openjdk-11-jre-headless openssh-client openssl openvpn packagekit
  packagekit-tools parted passwd patch pciutils perl perl-base
  perl-modules-5.26 policykit-1 policykit-desktop-privileges poppler-utils
  psmisc pulseaudio pulseaudio-module-bluetooth pulseaudio-utils python-apt
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  python3-aptdaemon.gtk3widgets python3-gdbm python3-gi python3-gi-cairo
  python3-httplib2 python3-problem-report python3-uno python3-urllib3
  python3.6 python3.6-minimal qt5-gtk-platformtheme rfkill samba-common
  samba-common-bin samba-libs sane-utils ssh-askpass-gnome systemd
  systemd-sysv tar thermald thunderbird thunderbird-gnome-support tzdata
  ubuntu-dbgsym-keyring ubuntu-drivers-common ubuntu-keyring ubuntu-minimal
  ubuntu-system-adjustments udev ufw uno-libs3 upower ure ureadahead usbmuxd
  util-linux uuid-runtime vim-common vim-tiny wget wpasupplicant xapps-common
  xdg-desktop-portal xdg-desktop-portal-gtk xserver-common xserver-xephyr
  xserver-xorg-core xserver-xorg-legacy xul-ext-lightning xwayland xxd
493 upgraded, 6 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 578 MB of archives.
After this operation, 57.7 MB of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue? [Y/n] y
The terminal is now going through a long list of scripts where it's "preparing to unpack" and "unpacking" files. Then, after that long list of script ended, this popped up:

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dpkg: error processing package gconf2 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving triggers unprocessed
dpkg: dependency problems prevent processing triggers for gconf2:
 gconf2 depends on default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus; however:
  Package default-dbus-session-bus is not installed.
  Package dbus-user-session which provides default-dbus-session-bus is not configured yet.
  Package dbus-session-bus is not installed.
  Package dbus-user-session which provides dbus-session-bus is not configured yet.
  Package dbus-x11 which provides dbus-session-bus is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing package gconf2 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving triggers unprocessed
dpkg: dependency problems prevent processing triggers for gconf2:
 gconf2 depends on default-dbus-session-bus | dbus-session-bus; however:
  Package default-dbus-session-bus is not installed.
  Package dbus-user-session which provides default-dbus-session-bus is not configured yet.
  Package dbus-session-bus is not installed.
  Package dbus-user-session which provides dbus-session-bus is not configured yet.
  PackNo apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
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and it just keeps repeating the same thing like 10 times. From what I can tell, it is a repeated script. And then after the repeated script, this pops up:

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dpkg: error processing package gconf2 (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving triggers unprocessed
dpkg: too many errors, stopping
No apport report written because MaxReports is reached already
                                                              Errors were encountered while processing:
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Processing was halted because there were too many errors.
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
I tried the first code again and got something different this time:

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sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
[sudo] password for orenda:          
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
You might want to run 'apt --fix-broken install' to correct these.
The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 libgstreamer-gl1.0-0 : Depends: libgstreamer1.0-0 (>= 1.14.4) but 1.14.1-1~ubuntu18.04.1 is installed
 libwebkit2gtk-4.0-37 : Depends: libjavascriptcoregtk-4.0-18 (= 2.24.2-0ubuntu0.18.04.1) but 2.22.4-0ubuntu0.18.04.1 is installed
E: Unmet dependencies. Try 'apt --fix-broken install' with no packages (or specify a solution).

I'll go ahead and try the second step you listed. I have an all-in-one HP desktop, if that helps at all. I don't know if my granpda ever updated this thing, but I figured I'd recycle it and put Linux Mint on it. And to answer your first question, yes I removed the ethernet cable and then rebooted the computer. I did your second step, but it said something about an error in the gconfig2 dependency. And I have no absolute idea what that means.

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by HAWR » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:44 pm

Hello reyas12,

you should run the recommended command first to solve the errors and then proceeding with the kernel update:

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apt --fix-broken install
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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by JeremyB » Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:51 pm

Use the update manager to install updates, you will have to run it twice, then reboot, go into BIOS/UEFI settings and disable Secure Boot, then if wifi doesnt work

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sudo apt install --reinstall bcmwl-kernel-source
Reboot

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Re: Unable to get Wireless Connection

Post by reyas12 » Sun Jul 28, 2019 6:40 pm

I went into the settings, and then changed the Secure Boot to disabled. When I tried to log-in to my desktop, It couldn't find the linux mint cinnamon software, and I worried I had a dead computer for a second, until I remembered the software was still on my USB. I grabbed it, restarted up the desktop, and luckily I could re-install Linux Mint. Secure Boost is still off, and everything is working now - I have wireless connection. Thank you so much for dealing with my newbie brain!!! I appreciate all the help!

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