2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

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2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:52 pm

My Lenovo Computer was recently switched to Linux Mint. Love the platform! But sadly, wireless connection is not working! This is the 2nd Computer due to my last post viewtopic.php?t=270975 of which I tried similar steps (it didn't work for this computer).

Here is extra info on this computer (terminal):
(inxi -Fxz) https://gyazo.com/4a8b4130ca6fec54b34ac56fb4934c09
(sudo rfkill list all) https://gyazo.com/be95cb72e2b53da9329b73a1b44bed50

All help much appreciated. Will Stay Active In These Forums, Thank You Everyone!

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:00 am

Looking For Help Pls :)

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by JeremyB » Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:01 am

I would

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sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source
Reboot and see if wifi works

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Fri Aug 17, 2018 1:04 am

Thanks for the reply!! It did not work but I got the following...
After doing what was said...
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And doing it again after restart...
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It’s important to note that the reboot got stuck so I had to hold down the power button and put it back on before doing the 2nd image.
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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by JeremyB » Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:06 am

What is the result for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; rfkill list

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by JeremyB » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:51 pm

Do

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echo "blacklist ideapad-laptop" | sudo tee /etc/modprobe.d/ideapad-laptop.conf
Reboot

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:48 pm

Sorry this did not work :(
Know that when i hit the “no connection” icon on the bottom right, and i click “wireless” to “o” for on, it automatically switches back to “I” for off. Going to “Network” settings, i can click Wi-Fi on, but it'll do nothing and when i reopen this same “Network” settings, its automatically switched off.
Thanks for the reply! I look forward to solutions!!

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:49 pm

LF More Help Please! :)

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by JeremyB » Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:51 pm

What are the results for

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lspci -nnk | grep -iA3 net; rfkill list

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:45 pm

https://gyazo.com/76c8650708d257d9ebf10d030a563878

ty for extra help
Also note that my screen is REALLY tiny, so I am unable to select the settings for how I want my updates to be installed. So the updates have never been done. I tried everything from making the window bigger to smaller, and still couldn't click the option at the bottom of the window allowing me to proceed (it was out of reach).

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:02 pm

LF More Help Please :)

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by JeremyB » Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:39 pm

I really don't know as the wifi is hard blocked, sometimes it is a switch on the computer to enable wifi, it might be a setting in BIOS. Sometimes resetting BIOS to defaults will fix or powering off, removing battery and power cord, then holding the power button might reset. And if that doesn't work, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzAKcmlaH1M or you could remove the internal card and use a USB device

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Sun Nov 11, 2018 12:36 am

There is a password blocking me from the BIOS, wow! I wouldn't know what that password is. However, there is a switch on the computer by using the FN key and F5, but it doesn't do anything. I remember my previous computer had a switch and it was fixed with the package installation. This must be different. Thanks for responses and trying your best! Respect friend :)

Final Question: How can I click my update preferences since the window is too big for the screen?

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Re: 2nd CPU: Connect WIFI On Lenovo

Post by Nitroster » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:17 am

^^ Ty reply when possible :)

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