Hi, I’m very new to Manjaro, and this is the first Linux distro I’ve really enjoyed, something weird is going on with how the wifi works though. I had no problems connecting to my work wifi and my home wifi, but the problem stemmed from my School’s wifi. I did a log of what was causing the issue when it first happened and tried to show it to one of the IT folks on site but they didn’t know anything about Arch and probably nothing about Linux. So I made an account here to ask for some help as a new guy.
heres the dump that I got when I put the “net” out for the issue.
Also I’ve seen a lot of stuff about issues with my particular Network Controller its an RTL8821CE
When I tried to connect it said something about “Does not support PSK but the setting requires it” My work uses PSK so I don’t think its an issue on my side, so I guess it could be a problem on the IT folk’s side, but then again I don’t know I’m pretty new to this stuff.
I’d like to thank y’all for your time. Sorry for the rambly mess.
try it with a differen kernel - you should have anyway 2 kernels installed, one main, and one backup …
install the 5.10 via comand: sudo mhwd-kernel -i linux510
or via gui:
open system settings/kernel
then edit grub conf to be shown a grub menu during boot: kate /etc/default/grub
and edit this line to look like this: GRUB_TIMEOUT_STYLE=menu - its on the 3 line
save it, and update grub with: sudo update-grub
reboot and in advanced options select the 5.10 (not the fallback one, the normal one), and test wifi with it
if it doesnt work with the 5.10 kernel, try changing dns in system settings/connections under ipv4 section, try quad: 220.127.116.11
if it also doesnt work install dkms drivers:
create this file with this command: kate /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
and inside it put these lines: blacklist rtw88_8821ce blacklist rtw_8821ce
save the file with
install headers: pamac install linux515-headers linux510-headers
install driver: pamac build rtl8821ce-dkms-git
reboot and test
I’m at school right now so I can test this, but the dkms drivers didn’t work.
I also couldn’t do the 18.104.22.168 quad ipv4 thing. Problem is when I try to connect to the wifi it doesn’t actually save the info to the Network Manager. All it does is kick this to my “notifications” when I try to connect.
802-11-wireless-security key-mgmt: access point does not support psk but setting requires it
But never actually saves the actual network to my Manager. So I wouldn’t be able to do the Quad9 stuff.
I fear this might be a problem that I’d need to go to IT again and see if they can’t give the network info to me so I can manually put it in. Though I doubt they’d do that.
So I found out the issue was around the certificates from the IT guys. I tried the Public WiFi, I tried the Eduroam and finally on a whim after just going “Eh why not?” tried to connect to the Encrypted WiFi version and I actually got through. So that’s the answer to my problem at the moment. I appreciate your patience and work you’ve put towards this Brahma. Thanks for your time.