Please translate this into Manjaro/arch for me

Trying to get drivers for my USB wifi dongle but this terminal cmd doesn’t work in Manjaro

Sudo apt-get install mokutil && mukutil --sb-state

I tried typing pacman but nada

Pls retype it in Manjaronese

these are actually two commands on one line
use two lines instead of one - separate the two commands
it’s easier to see what went wrong if something goes wrong

sudo pacman -S mokutil
(this installs that package)

but you should use:
sudo pacman -Syu mokutil
to be sure that the system is fully up to date before you install that new package

mukutil --sb-state
(this is a command you can run after having the package installed)

but I bet you that the second command has a typo in it
it should not be:
mukutil --sb-state

mokutil --sb-state

… stay awake! :sunglasses:

Try Google and search for “pacman rosetta”
It is an Arch Wiki page giving you the “translation” from apt to pacman to dnf …


Manjaro does not support secure boot, by the way.


I just took the question literally and didn’t even look at what that tool “mokutil” does.

There doesn’t seem to be an obvious connection between the question of the OP

and the command he asked about. :man_shrugging:

It’s a shim for Secure Boot. :wink:

I know now - I took a look after @Teo wrote what he did.
Before, I just blindly answered the question about “translating” the command from Debian world to Arch world and didn’t question it’s usefulness for the stated purpose …

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For 1st command to install package

pamac install mokutil

2nd command to run the package appears to have a typo

mokutil --sb-state

Manjaro should support 1st command to install a package from Extra repository

But OP will have to accept responsibility for using 2nd command

But IMO this package will not help with the ‘X problem’ with USB wifi drivers

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Maybe I’m reading it wrong, doesn’t that just mean it will show the SecureBoot State? It says in the Options section --sb-state Show SecureBoot State

Please post more information to show network devices detected by system

inxi -Na

Sorry, my Manjaro craptop is in the downstairs office, let me rest a nip and I will provide as much info as I can with my minimal knowledge of everything linux

Inxi-Na got me this…

Device 1 pci express Ethernet that is nowhere to be found
and device 2 realtek RTL8188FTV 802.11/g/n 1T1R 2.4G WLAN Adapter… driver N/A type USB etc etc…
Device 3 USB Ethernet because I can’t find the Ethernet port…

I’m typing all this because I don’t remember my pw to this forum and I can’t post a photo so I’m using the Manjaro app on my Android phone… my apologies

  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
    vendor: Fujitsu driver: r8169 v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s
    lanes: 1 port: 2000 bus-ID: 02:00.0 chip-ID: 10ec:8168 class-ID: 0200
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8188FTV 802.11b/g/n 1T1R 2.4G WLAN Adapter
    driver: N/A type: USB rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0
    bus-ID: 1-1.2:4 chip-ID: 0bda:f179 class-ID: 0000 serial: 00e04c000001
  Device-3: Realtek RTL8153 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter driver: r8152 type: USB
    rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s lanes: 1 mode: 2.0 bus-ID: 2-1.1:3
    chip-ID: 0bda:8153 class-ID: 0000 serial: 000001

nikgnomic: post edited to show data in preformatted text

usb ethernet device removed because i actually looked around the craptop and found the ethernet port hidden in the back

The wireless card with missing driver is supported after kernel 5.16. Just use a recent kernel.

Downloading Linux kernel 6.5.5 now but no idea how to install it

If you open the settings, there is Manjaro settings manager there and kernel section.

I really think you’d be better with windows for now. You are just not ready. Not even opening the settings before asking in the forum will not get you anywhere. And here is not a paid support forum - with that kind of attitude the more experienced users will simply not bother answering you.

I completely agree with you except, how am I supposed to learn unless I go through all this ?

Installed Linux kernel 6.6 but the USB wifi dongle still has no functional drivers

Take it a bit more seriously and reading a little before you ask is the way to do it. I actually skimmed through the whole wiki and tutorial section as i freshly installed manjaro. And i have previous experience with linux (Ubuntu). And still i broke it 3 times on the first week.

Responding only to the initial question: The Mokutil MAN (Manual) pages provided by ArchLinux should help you with more familiar syntax for use in Manjaro. Cheers.

This has nothing to do with wifi - but is ubuntish for some secure boot related stuff.

That stuff is unsupported by Manjaro.

Please educate yourself by reading Unified Extensible Firmware Interface/Secure Boot - ArchWiki