No Devices Available from Wifi, New Install, New Linux user


I am quite new to Linux, this is actually my first install. I played around with a virtual machine of Ubuntu, but wanted to use Linux more so I installed Manjaro on an extra SSD. I have been unable to connect to Wifi at all since installing. Where my desktop is located, a wired connection is not possible. I am using a PCI wifi-card, and use a regular router for Wifi without any special security. However, my network manager shows no available connections, and when I add my wifi with the correct SSDI it says “never used” based on what else I could find online, it appears I have a Kernal module, but no Kernal driver in use? Any help is greatly appreciated. Once online, I can update my drivers easier, but that is not as easy right now. Below is my system info

  Kernel: 5.8.16-2-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-5.8-x86_64 
  root=UUID=08b257ec-d6a2-40b8-ac5c-a85221a5f5dc rw quiet apparmor=1 
  security=apparmor resume=UUID=05957940-55c7-40cd-999e-fab60f945b0c 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Desktop Mobo: ASRock model: B365 Phantom Gaming 4 serial: <filter> 
  UEFI [Legacy]: American Megatrends v: P4.30 date: 05/14/2020 
  Device-1: hidpp_battery_0 model: Logitech Wireless Mouse MX Master 2S 
  serial: <filter> charge: 55% (should be ignored) rechargeable: yes 
  status: Discharging 
  Topology: 6-Core model: Intel Core i5-9400F bits: 64 type: MCP 
  arch: Kaby Lake family: 6 model-id: 9E (158) stepping: A (10) microcode: D6 
  L2 cache: 9216 KiB 
  flags: avx avx2 lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx 
  bogomips: 34814 
  Speed: 800 MHz min/max: 800/4100 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 800 2: 800 3: 800 
  4: 800 5: 800 6: 800 
  Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: KVM: VMX disabled 
  Type: l1tf 
  mitigation: PTE Inversion; VMX: conditional cache flushes, SMT disabled 
  Type: mds mitigation: Clear CPU buffers; SMT disabled 
  Type: meltdown mitigation: PTI 
  Type: spec_store_bypass 
  mitigation: Speculative Store Bypass disabled via prctl and seccomp 
  Type: spectre_v1 
  mitigation: usercopy/swapgs barriers and __user pointer sanitization 
  Type: spectre_v2 mitigation: Full generic retpoline, IBPB: conditional, 
  IBRS_FW, STIBP: disabled, RSB filling 
  Type: srbds mitigation: Microcode 
  Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected 
  Device-1: NVIDIA TU104 [GeForce RTX 2060] vendor: Micro-Star MSI 
  driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:1e89 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 
  driver: modesetting,nouveau alternate: fbdev,nv,vesa display ID: :0 
  screens: 1 
  Screen-1: 0 s-res: 2560x1440 s-dpi: 96 s-size: 677x381mm (26.7x15.0") 
  s-diag: 777mm (30.6") 
  Monitor-1: DP-2 res: 2560x1440 dpi: 109 size: 597x336mm (23.5x13.2") 
  diag: 685mm (27") 
  OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 10.0.1 256 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 20.1.8 
  compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel 200 Series PCH HD Audio vendor: ASRock driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:a2f0 
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU104 HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel 
  v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1 chip ID: 10de:10f8 
  Device-3: Logitech C505 HD Webcam type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 5-2:2 chip ID: 046d:08e3 serial: <filter> 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.16-2-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Intel Ethernet I219-V vendor: ASRock driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k 
  port: f000 bus ID: 00:1f.6 chip ID: 8086:15b8 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Intel Wi-Fi 6 AX200 driver: N/A modules: iwlwifi port: e000 
  bus ID: 04:00.0 chip ID: 8086:2723 
  Local Storage: total: 2.51 TiB used: 7.72 GiB (0.3%) 
  SMART Message: Unable to run smartctl. Root privileges required. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: Samsung model: SSD 960 EVO 250GB size: 232.89 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 
  serial: <filter> rev: 3B7QCXE7 scheme: MBR 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme1n1 vendor: Western Digital model: WDS100T2B0C-00PXH0 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 31.6 Gb/s 
  lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: 211070WD scheme: GPT 
  ID-3: /dev/sda vendor: Samsung model: SSD 860 EVO 500GB size: 465.76 GiB 
  block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> 
  rev: 4B6Q scheme: GPT 
  ID-4: /dev/sdb vendor: Western Digital model: WD10EZEX-00KUWA0 
  size: 931.51 GiB block size: physical: 4096 B logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s 
  serial: <filter> rev: 1H15 scheme: MBR 
  ID-5: /dev/sdc model: SATA SSD size: 238.47 GiB block size: physical: 512 B 
  logical: 512 B speed: 6.0 Gb/s serial: <filter> rev: 61.3 scheme: MBR 
  ID-6: /dev/sdd type: USB model: SMI USB size: 7.50 GiB block size: 
  physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 1100 scheme: MBR 
  SMART Message: Unknown USB bridge. Flash drive/Unsupported enclosure? 
  ID-1: / raw size: 221.34 GiB size: 216.87 GiB (97.98%) used: 7.72 GiB (3.6%) 
  fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdc1 
  Kernel: swappiness: 60 (default) cache pressure: 100 (default) 
  ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 17.12 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) priority: -2 
  dev: /dev/sdc2 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 21.0 C mobo: N/A gpu: nouveau temp: 28 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A gpu: nouveau fan: 950 
  Processes: 206 Uptime: 49m Memory: 15.57 GiB used: 1010.9 MiB (6.3%) 
  Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: N/A Packages: pacman: 1191 lib: 343 
  flatpak: 0 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: yakuake inxi: 3.1.05 

When I ran another command (lspci -k) which I saw from another forum post, I got the following:

Network controller: Intel Corporation Wi-Fi 6 AX200 (rev 1a)
        Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 0084
        Kernel modules: iwlwifi

Again, thanks for any help in advance.

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

In Linux speak a driver is a module outside the kernel (no capital, 2 e's) and a module is (what-Microsoft-calls-a-generic-driver) built into the kernel.


is fine…

What is weird is that you don’t have a device linked to the iwlwifi module though and eno1 isn’t a standard device name.

  • How did you install your networking?
  • Are you running in a VM too here or on bare metal?