Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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Perikk
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Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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I bought a Dell Laptop. It's
After i removed windows I installed Mint 19.3 (cinammon)
Wifi not present.
I had a usb stick with Manjaro 19.0.2 on it so i tried it. Wifi worked.
I made a stick with Ubuntu 19.10. Wifi worked.
I tend to conclude that it's the 5.3 kernel that is at fault.
Any ideas?
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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Post results from terminal for

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uname -r; lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; lsusb; rfkill list
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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00:14.3 Network controller [0280]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:02f0]
Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device [8086:42a4]
Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
Kernel modules: iwlwifi
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02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [10ec:8168] (rev 15)
Subsystem: Dell RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller [1028:095a]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
03:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller [0108]: Device [1e0f:0001]
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0bda:565a Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 27c6:538d
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 8087:0aaa Intel Corp.
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
0: hci0: Bluetooth
Soft blocked: no
Hard blocked: no
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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Run these 2 commands and post the termbin URL

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wget -N -t 5 -T 10 https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireless-info/raw/master/wireless-info && chmod +x wireless-info && ./wireless-info
cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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Sorry, but I can't find the link
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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This is the output of the command

--2020-03-08 01:39:28-- https://github.com/UbuntuForums/wireles ... eless-info
Resolving github.com (github.com)... 140.82.118.4
Connecting to github.com (github.com)|140.82.118.4|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 302 Found
Location: https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Ubunt ... eless-info [following]
--2020-03-08 01:39:29-- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Ubunt ... eless-info
Resolving raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)... 151.101.128.133, 151.101.64.133, 151.101.0.133, ...
Connecting to raw.githubusercontent.com (raw.githubusercontent.com)|151.101.128.133|:443... connected.
HTTP request sent, awaiting response... 200 OK
Length: 17452 (17K) [text/plain]
Saving to: ‘wireless-info’

wireless-info 100%[=======================>] 17,04K --.-KB/s in 0,06s

Last-modified header missing -- time-stamps turned off.
2020-03-08 01:39:29 (300 KB/s) - ‘wireless-info’ saved [17452/17452]


Results saved in "/home/periklis/wireless-info.txt".

Results also archived in "/home/periklis/wireless-info.tar.gz", as they exceed the 19.5 kB size limit for ".txt" attachments on the Ubuntu Forums.
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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now do

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cat wireless-info.txt | nc termbin.com 9999
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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Use the Mint Update Manager, View/Linux kernel menu to install an older 5.3 kernel, then reboot and use Grub menu advanced options to boot into the older kernel. Ubuntu did some cherry picked updates for Intel wifi drivers in 5.3.0-40 that didn't work
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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I 'll do it and I 'll post the results.
Thanks for taking the time :)
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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No luck.
I tried 5.3.0-28 -26 -23 and 5.0.0-32
Is there something more i should do? I just booted (after choosing each one in grub) and checked to see if wifi is active.
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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I would install just normal Mint 19 with updates and that should work
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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I ll try that as well. :)
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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So, i tired it with 19, 19.1 and 19.2
I couldn't even boot for some reason. This has never happened to me before.
Instead of booting with the older versions it gives me a tty prompt.
This happens even if i boot in compatibility mode.
With 19.3 it boots just fine. Just no wifi.
I guess i ll go with manjaro for the moment until kernel 5.4 is available.
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Re: Wifi works with Ubuntu, Manjaro but not with Mint 19.3

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You can try to install backported driver. viewtopic.php?p=1762336#p1762336

Reboot your PC after installation. You must disable secureboot from BIOS/EFI settings.
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