Dell vostro 1510 forgets what internet it was connected to after a reboot

Like I said my computer just forgets what internet (W-LAN) it was connected to. But when I do shut down and then manually start it again, it works as it should.

:+1: Welcome to Manjaro! :+1:

Please read this:

and post some more information so we can see what’s really going on. Now we know the symptom of the disease, but we need some more probing to know where the origin lies…

An inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host --width would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)


P.S. If you enter a bit more details in your profile, we can also see which Desktop Environment you’re using, which CPU/GPU you have, …

System:    Kernel: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.0 Desktop: i3 4.18.2 info: i3bar 
           dm: LightDM 1.30.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux 
Machine:   Type: Portable System: Dell product: Vostro1510
CPU:       Info: Dual Core model: Intel Core2 Duo T5670 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: Core Merom rev: D L2 cache: 2048 KiB 
           flags: lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 7184 
           Speed: 798 MHz min/max: 800/1801 MHz boost: enabled Core speeds (MHz): 1: 798 2: 798 
Network:   Device-1: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY vendor: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card 
       driver: b43-pci-bridge v: N/A port: 1c20 bus ID: 06:00.0 chip ID: 14e4:4315 
       Device-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet vendor: Dell driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 5000 
       bus ID: 07:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
       IF: enp7s0 state: down mac: 00:21:70:c4:10:37 
       Device-3: Dell Wireless 360 Bluetooth type: USB driver: btusb bus ID: 3-2:2 chip ID: 413c:8140

I took the issue privately with @FredBlack . He did a re-installation of the system some days ago and didn’t test for the issue since, but posted the problem to get started on the forum. m-) Now he tested and it’s gone. He can soft-restart and the Wifi is shown, known and connected.

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I’m happy Fred’s problem is solved!

Pro tip: Next time before you reinstall, create a new user and see if it happens there too because copying data files from one user to another without copying the config files is faster than a full reinstall (and less of a :exploding_head:)