<SOLVED> no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

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<SOLVED> no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by alexdd » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:14 pm

Hello!

I want to put Linux Mint on my Dell Inspiron 14 5482.

Booting Linux Mint 19.1 live there are no wifi networks shown. Switching the connectivity switch (FN+PRNTSCRN) only changes bluetooth connectivity. I checked in BIOS, the switch should also apply to WiFi.

Booting Xubuntu 18.04.2 Wifi works out of the box.

lspci shows for Network controller "Intel Corporation Device 9df0 (rev30)"

What can I do? What other information do you need? Thank you!
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Re: no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by sleeper12 » Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:10 pm

Is Secure Boot off in Bios?

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Re: no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by alexdd » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:13 pm

Hello sleeper12,
boot mode is set to UEFI, secure boot is off

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Re: no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by alexdd » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:44 pm

also, I just checked, both OS use network-manager version 1.10.6-2ubuntu1.1

I hope that by finding out the difference between the two OS I will find a solution to get WIFI on Mint 19.1

maybe something about drivers?

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Re: no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by sleeper12 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:55 pm

Post the results of:

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 inxi -Fxz 

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 rfkill list all 

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Re: no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by alexdd » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:18 pm

Hey,

in Linux Mint 19.2 wifi works out of the box on my Dell Inspiron 14 5482.

Thank you anyway for your help =)

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Re: no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by sleeper12 » Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:21 pm

Even better :!: :D
Just remember 19.2 is currently BETA.

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Re: <SOLVED> no wifi networks found (Mint 19.1) but works with Xubuntu 18.04.2

Post by sleeper12 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:42 am

Ok, I see now that 19.2 is out of BETA & is the latest stable version. 8)

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