No wifi on HP Probook


I replaced my Windows 10 (bye bye) by Manjaro XFCE, so no dual boot.
Unfortunately I don’t know how to connect to WIFI… I am very beginner and I am from Xubuntu.

lspci :

Network controller : Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. Device b852

rfkill list :

0: hci0: Bluetooh
         Soft blocked : no
         Hard blocked : no

Thank you

Hi @Yass, and welcome!

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can you post the output of inxi -NSMBa, lists

  1. N - Network devices
  2. MS - System info
  3. B - Bluetooth
  Host: ... Kernel: 6.1.26-1-MANJARO
    arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.1
    parameters: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-6.1-x86_64
    root=UUID=ddc5c5b4-d42b-4cba-bdcc-f0193da7d47c rw quiet splash apparmor=1
    security=apparmor udev.log_priority=3
  Desktop: Xfce v: 4.18.1 tk: Gtk v: 3.24.36 info: xfce4-panel wm: xfwm
    v: 4.18.0 vt: 7 dm: LightDM v: 1.32.0 Distro: Manjaro Linux base: Arch Linux
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP ProBook 445 14 inch G9 Notebook PC
    v: N/A Chassis: type: 10
  Mobo: HP model: 8B17 v: KBC Version 22.47.00
    UEFI: HP v: U88 Ver. 01.09.00 date: 10/18/2022
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Hewlett-Packard ProBook 445 G9/455 G9 driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie:
    gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 3000 bus-ID: 01:00.0
    chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  Device-2: Realtek vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A pcie: gen: 1
    speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:b852
    class-ID: 0280

Maybe wifi driver must be installed ?

The driver should be included in the kernel. If it is not recognized with kernel 6.1, try 6.2 or 6.3 and reboot.
Manjaro-Settings-Manager- Kernel

Ok I will try 6.3 (better than 6.2 hein ??).

And I don’t know if it is usefull but when I type “mhwd” I have :

0000:01:00.0 (0200:10ec:8168) Network controller Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.:
                  NAME               VERSION          FREEDRIVER           TYPE
         network-r8168            2016.04.20                true            PCI

That is showing your Ethernet.

Thank you very much, its good with 6.3.0-1 but I have a question : why this version isn’t recommended ? Only LTS version are recommended… so it is risky to use this version (6.3.0-1) ??

You should be fine. Just update to a newer kernel when 6.3 is marked EOL. Best practice is to read the update announcements on the forum.

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