I have a Pinebook with Manjaro-ARM, KDE-Plasma desktop. I use it with a wireless router (PlusNet) . Yesterday I updated to 2020-08-25. All went well. However, today it seems unable to find any wifi connections. I am using a temporary wired connection at the moment. Of course, this may be a coincidence. My Raspbian Rpi4 connects by wifi, so the problem is not at the router end, though I have restarted the router just in case. Are there any commands with which I can test the wifi hardware in the Pinebook? Have patience, I am very much a beginner with Linux.
Welcome to Manjaro!
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…
inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-host would be the minimum required information… (Personally Identifiable Information like serial numbers and MAC addresses will be filtered out by the above command)
I did: inxi --admin --verbosity=7 --filter --no-boot > Public/mydata
then copied and pasted Public/mydata into this post, only to get a warning saying I couldn’t post links. What links? What do I do now? Sorry, this is rather new to me.
Does the network applet simply not show any wireless networks?
Have you tried toggling the Wifi checkbox in the applet on/off again?
That’s because you tried to link to a file on your local hard disk (which we cannot access) so just:
- open that file,
- copy the text,
- respond to this message
- type 3 backticks: ```
- paste the file contents
- type 3 more backtick.
- hit Reply
and then your
inxi output will look like this:
All of the above is described in the article I originally linked to, so please help us help you!
@Strit. No wireless networks shown, despite fact that I am using it on a different machine right now. There is no wifi checkbox. I presume by ‘applet’ you mean whatever is putting the network icon on the taskbar?
No wifi checkbox…?
It should be there. What image did you install from?
And what’s the output of:
pacman -Qi ap6256-firmware
sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager bring it back?
(the command is case sensitive)
Sorry, forgot the backticks.
parameters: initrd=/initramfs-linux.img console=tty1 console=ttyS0,115200 root=LABEL=ROOT_MNJRO rw rootwait video=eDP-1:1920x1080@60 video=HDMI-A-1:1920x1080@60 bootsplash.bootfile=bootsplash-themes/manjaro/bootsplash Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.4 tk: Qt 5.15.0 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM Distro: Manjaro ARM Machine: Type: ARM Device System: Pinebook details: N/A serial: <filter> Battery: ID-1: axp20x-battery charge: 86% condition: N/A volts: 3.9/2.9 model: N/A type: N/A serial: N/A status: Discharging Memory: RAM: total: 1.84 GiB used: 555.4 MiB (29.4%) RAM Report: missing: Required program dmidecode not available CPU: Topology: Quad Core model: N/A variant: cortex-a53 bits: 64 type: MCP arch: ARMv8 family: 8 model-id: N/A stepping: 4 microcode: N/A bogomips: 0 Speed: 1152 MHz min/max: 648/1152 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1152 2: 1152 3: 1152 4: 1152 Features: aes asimd cpuid crc32 evtstrm fp pmull sha1 sha2 Vulnerabilities: Type: itlb_multihit status: Not affected Type: l1tf status: Not affected Type: mds status: Not affected Type: meltdown status: Not affected Type: spec_store_bypass status: Not affected Type: spectre_v1 mitigation: __user pointer sanitization Type: spectre_v2 status: Not affected Type: srbds status: Not affected Type: tsx_async_abort status: Not affected Graphics: Device-1: sun50i-a64-mali driver: lima v: kernel bus ID: N/A chip ID: allwinner:1c40000 Device-2: sun50i-a64-display-engine driver: sun4i_drm v: kernel bus ID: N/A chip ID: allwinner:display-engine Device-3: sun8i-a83t-dw-hdmi driver: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: allwinner:soc Display: x11 server: X.org 1.20.8 driver: fbturbo compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: <xdpyinfo missing> Message: Unable to show advanced data. Required tool glxinfo missing. Audio: Device-1: simple-audio-card driver: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: simple-audio-card:soc Device-2: simple-audio-card driver: asoc_simple_card bus ID: N/A chip ID: simple-audio-card:sound Device-3: sun8i-a83t-dw-hdmi driver: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: allwinner:soc Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.3-2-MANJARO-ARM Network: Device-1: mmc-pwrseq-simple driver: pwrseq_simple v: N/A port: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: mmc-pwrseq-simple:wifi_pwrseq Device-2: sun50i-a64-emac driver: N/A port: N/A bus ID: N/A chip ID: allwinner:soc WAN IP: No WAN IP data found. Connected to the web? SSL issues? Drives: Local Storage: total: 58.24 GiB used: 10.70 GiB (18.4%) ID-1: /dev/mmcblk2 model: DA4064 size: 58.24 GiB block size: physical: 512 B logical: 512 B serial: <filter> rev: 0x8 scheme: MBR Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. RAID: Message: No RAID data was found. Partition: ID-1: / raw size: 58.00 GiB size: 56.84 GiB (98.00%) used: 10.64 GiB (18.7%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/mmcblk2p2 label: ROOT_MNJRO uuid: 7b8907d4-78a2-4c22-898b-b86260cc16b8 ID-2: /boot raw size: 213.6 MiB size: 213.4 MiB (99.89%) used: 60.5 MiB (28.4%) fs: vfat dev: /dev/mmcblk2p1 label: BOOT_MNJRO uuid: 2D30-A679 ID-3: /var/lib/snapd/snap/core/9670 raw size: 85.8 MiB size: <root required> used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop0 label: N/A uuid: N/A ID-4: /var/lib/snapd/snap/core/9806 raw size: 85.5 MiB size: <root required> used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop2 label: N/A uuid: N/A ID-5: /var/lib/snapd/snap/micro/2600 raw size: 3.6 MiB size: <root required> used: <root required> fs: squashfs dev: /dev/loop1 label: N/A uuid: N/A Unmounted: Message: No unmounted partitions found. USB: Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 Hub: 2-1:2 info: Genesys Logic Hub ports: 4 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 05e3:0608 Device-1: 2-1.1:3 info: USB2.0 Hub type: Keyboard,HID driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 1.5 Mb/s chip ID: 258a:000c Device-2: 2-1.2:4 info: MosArt Wireless Keyboard/Mouse type: Keyboard,Mouse driver: hid-generic,usbhid interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 062a:4101 Device-3: 2-1.3:5 info: GEMBIRD Generic UVC 1.00 camera [AppoTech AX2311] type: Video driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1908:2311 Hub: 3-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 Hub: 4-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 1 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0001 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 40.5 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 167 Uptime: 17m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole inxi: 3.0.37
Ah, this is the original Pinebook.
What kernel are you on?
Hm. did you get any errors when updating? Like DKMS errors?
Try reinstalling the wifi driver with:
sudo pacman -S dkms-rtl8723cs
If that produces something that might look like errors, please post them.
The image was reinstalled on June 24 by the company, RComp, that I bought it from.
Currently the kernel is 5.8.3-2-MANJARO-ARM. It was working well until a few days ago.
Output from ‘pacman -Qi ap6256 -firmware’:
error: invalid option ‘-f’
Output from ‘sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager’:
Failed to restart NetworkManager.service: Unit Network.Manager .service not found.
That’s a huge issue. That service file should be there on all our Pinebook images.
If I was you, I would try:
sudo pacman -S dkms-rtl8723cs networkmanager
If any errors, please post them.
If successful, reboot and see if you have wifi.
:: Processing package changes…
(1/1) reinstalling dkms-rtl8723cs
Error! Could not find module source directory.
Directory: /usr/src/rtl8723cs-2020.03.15 does not exist.
error: command failed to execute correctly
Try this command instead:
sudo pacman-mirrors -f5 && sudo pacman -Syyu dkms-rtl8723cs networkmanager
Rebooted after reload of networkmanager but no change. No wireless access points shown. In configuring the Wi-Fi connection should the mode be
Access Point, Infrastructure or Ad-hoc?
Though I suspect that this is a superficial detail by comparison.
Strit, Jeg sku’ alligevel tilsaet mange tak for Deres tryllekunstlige svarer. Jeg gaetter at problemet stemmer fra hardware mere end software.
Does this mean we have to close this topic as “Hardware error”?
If not: You are connected through Ethernet while trying to solve the WiFi issue, right?
(Sorry! Just checking! Don’t kill the messenger! )
Yes. I have Raspbian on an Rpi4 that talks to my router by wifi, and a Pinebook with Manjaro-ARM that used to do that, but now can be connected by ethernet2usb cable. I use Chrome on the former, Firefox on the latter.
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