Wifi connection fails on Thinkpad X230

Hallo folks,

since one of the recent updates I cannot connect with my Thinkpad X230 to the Wifi any longer. For easier debugging I used nmcli. This is what I get:

~ >>> nmcli d connect wlp3s0 --ask                                                                                                              [130]
Passwords or encryption keys are required to access the wireless network 'MyWifi'.
Password (802-11-wireless-security.psk): *************
Error: Connection activation failed: (53) The Wi-Fi network could not be found.
~ >>> rfkill                                                                                                                                         
ID TYPE      DEVICE                   SOFT      HARD
 0 bluetooth tpacpi_bluetooth_sw unblocked unblocked
 1 wlan      phy0                unblocked unblocked
 2 bluetooth hci0                unblocked unblocked
~ >>> ip a s wlp3s0                                                                                                                                  
3: wlp3s0: <NO-CARRIER,BROADCAST,MULTICAST,UP> mtu 1500 qdisc mq state DOWN group default qlen 1000
    link/ether xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx brd ff:ff:ff:ff:ff:ff permaddr xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx
~ >>> lspci | grep Network                                                                                                                        [1]
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (Lewisville) (rev 04)
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34)
~ >>> 

My Manjaro is up to date. I am using KDE. When I boot the laptop into Windows the wifi connection is working fine.

I am out of ideas somehow. Does somebody have some suggestions?

Thanks

Mebus

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Hallo folks,

When I went through the dmesg output, I discovered that there seems to be a problem with the firmware:

[   93.782878] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Error sending REPLY_SCAN_ABORT_CMD: time out after 2000ms.
[   93.782884] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Current CMD queue read_ptr 28 write_ptr 29
[   94.033141] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Loaded firmware version: 18.168.6.1
[   94.033496] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | OK                          
[   94.033497] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | uPc
[   94.033498] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | branchlink1
[   94.033499] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | branchlink2
[   94.033499] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | interruptlink1
[   94.033500] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | interruptlink2
[   94.033501] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | data1
[   94.033501] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | data2
[   94.033502] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | line
[   94.033503] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | beacon time
[   94.033504] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | tsf low
[   94.033504] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | tsf hi
[   94.033505] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | time gp1
[   94.033506] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | time gp2
[   94.033506] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | time gp3
[   94.033507] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | uCode version
[   94.033508] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | hw version
[   94.033508] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | board version
[   94.033509] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | hcmd
[   94.033510] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | isr0
[   94.033510] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | isr1
[   94.033511] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | isr2
[   94.033512] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | isr3
[   94.033512] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | isr4
[   94.033513] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | isr_pref
[   94.033514] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | wait_event
[   94.033514] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | l2p_control
[   94.033515] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | l2p_duration
[   94.033516] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | l2p_mhvalid
[   94.033516] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | l2p_addr_match
[   94.033517] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | lmpm_pmg_sel
[   94.033518] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | timestamp
[   94.033518] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 0x00000000 | flow_handler
[   94.033663] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Start IWL Event Log Dump: nothing in log
[   94.033670] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Command REPLY_RXON failed: FW Error
[   94.033672] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Error clearing ASSOC_MSK on BSS (-5)
[   99.534590] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Failed to load firmware chunk!
[   99.534593] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi transaction failed, dumping registers
[   99.534594] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi device config registers:
[   99.534870] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000000: 00858086 00100406 02800034 00000010 f1c00004 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534872] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000020: 00000000 00000000 00000000 13118086 00000000 000000c8 00000000 000001ff
[   99.534873] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000040: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534874] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000060: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534875] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000080: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534877] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 000000a0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534878] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 000000c0: 00000000 00000000 c823d001 0d000000 0081e005 fee00338 00000000 00000000
[   99.534879] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 000000e0: 00010010 10008ec0 00190810 0006ec11 10110142 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534880] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000100: 14010001 00000000 00000000 00062011 00000000 00002000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534882] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000120: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534883] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000140: 00010003 ff674c7c e09d31ff 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534884] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi device memory mapped registers:
[   99.534938] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000000: 00488700 00000040 08000000 00000000 00000001 00000000 00000030 00000000
[   99.534939] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000020: 00000001 080403c5 000000b0 00000000 90000001 00030001 80008040 00080046
[   99.534944] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi device AER capability structure:
[   99.534978] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000000: 14010001 00000000 00000000 00062011 00000000 00002000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534979] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: 00000020: 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.534980] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: iwlwifi parent port (0000:00:1c.1) config registers:
[   99.535095] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000000: 1e128086 00100007 060400c4 00810010 00000000 00000000 00030300 200000f0
[   99.535097] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000020: f1c0f1c0 0001fff1 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000040 00000000 000202ff
[   99.535099] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000040: 01428010 00008000 00100000 02123c12 70110042 000cb200 01400000 00000000
[   99.535101] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000060: 00000000 00000016 00000000 00000000 00010002 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535103] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000080: 00009005 00000000 00000000 00000000 0000a00d 21fa17aa 00000000 00000000
[   99.535105] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 000000a0: c8020001 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535107] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 000000c0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 01000000 00000b02 81118000 00000000
[   99.535109] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 000000e0: 00000300 00000000 00000001 00000000 00000000 00000000 08040f87 00000000
[   99.535111] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000100: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00060011 00000000 00002000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535113] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000120: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535115] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000140: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535116] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000160: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535117] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000180: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535118] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 000001a0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535119] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 000001c0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535121] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 000001e0: 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535121] iwlwifi 0000:00:1c.1: 00000200: 00000000 00000000 00000000
[   99.535125] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Could not load the [0] uCode section
[   99.547361] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Failed to run INIT ucode: -110
[   99.547395] iwlwifi 0000:03:00.0: Unable to initialize device.
[   99.547396] ------------[ cut here ]------------
[   99.547397] Hardware became unavailable during restart.

How can this be fixed?

I wanted to attach the inxi output, but I cannot add attachments or links, so I don’t know how to do this…

Mebus

Hallo folks,

it seems that the problem lies in wpa_supplicant as described here:

The solution is to downgrade wpa_supplicant to the version 2.9 using the “downgrade” tool as described here:

Mebus

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