WIFI isn't available on live CD

I want to install Manjaro and trying the live version first with a USB stick - however i can’t connect to the internet via WIFI. Wireless networks isn’t visable at all when i click the networks
symbol in the corner. Tried to look around at the settings and didn’t find anything useful. Also didn’t find a solution on the forum that i can be sure suitable for my machine - I don’t want to run commands i am not sure of.

Any help will be very much appriciated.

Here are my system details:

  Kernel: 5.8.11-1-MANJARO x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: N/A 
  Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.19.5 tk: Qt 5.15.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: SDDM 
  Distro: Manjaro Linux 
  Type: Laptop System: HP product: HP Laptop 15-dw2xxx 
  v: Type1ProductConfigId serial: <filter> Chassis: type: 10 
  serial: <filter> 
  Mobo: HP model: 85F3 v: 40.26 serial: <filter> UEFI: Insyde v: F.30 
  date: 06/03/2020 
  ID-1: BAT1 charge: 41.9 Wh condition: 41.9/41.0 Wh (102%) 
  volts: 12.9/11.3 model: COMPAL PABAS0241231 type: Li-ion 
  serial: <filter> status: Full 
  RAM: total: 7.56 GiB used: 604.7 MiB (7.8%) 
  RAM Report: 
  permissions: Unable to run dmidecode. Root privileges required. 
  Topology: Dual Core model: Intel Core i3-1005G1 bits: 64 type: MT MCP 
  arch: Ice Lake rev: 5 L2 cache: 4096 KiB bogomips: 9524 
  Speed: 1001 MHz min/max: 400/3400 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1001 
  2: 1000 3: 1000 4: 1000 
  Flags: 3dnowprefetch abm acpi adx aes aperfmperf apic arat 
  arch_capabilities arch_perfmon art avx avx2 avx512_bitalg avx512_vbmi2 
  avx512_vnni avx512_vpopcntdq avx512bw avx512cd avx512dq avx512f 
  avx512ifma avx512vbmi avx512vl bmi1 bmi2 bts clflush clflushopt cmov 
  constant_tsc cpuid cpuid_fault cx16 cx8 de ds_cpl dtes64 dtherm dts 
  epb ept ept_ad erms est f16c flexpriority flush_l1d fma fpu fsgsbase 
  fsrm fxsr gfni ht hwp hwp_act_window hwp_epp hwp_notify hwp_pkg_req 
  ibpb ibrs ibrs_enhanced ida intel_pt invpcid invpcid_single lahf_lm lm 
  mca mce md_clear mmx monitor movbe msr mtrr nonstop_tsc nopl nx ospke 
  pae pat pbe pcid pclmulqdq pdcm pdpe1gb pebs pge pku pln pni popcnt 
  pse pse36 pts rdpid rdrand rdseed rdtscp rep_good sdbg sep sha_ni smap 
  smep split_lock_detect ss ssbd sse sse2 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 stibp 
  syscall tm tm2 tpr_shadow tsc tsc_adjust tsc_deadline_timer 
  tsc_known_freq umip vaes vme vmx vnmi vpclmulqdq vpid x2apic xgetbv1 
  xsave xsavec xsaveopt xsaves xtopology xtpr 
  Device-1: Intel Iris Plus Graphics G1 vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 chip ID: 8086:8a56 
  Device-2: Quanta HP TrueVision HD Camera type: USB driver: uvcvideo 
  bus ID: 1-5:3 chip ID: 0408:5365 
  Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.9 compositor: kwin_x11 driver: intel 
  unloaded: modesetting alternate: fbdev,vesa resolution: 1920x1080~60Hz 
  s-dpi: 96 
  OpenGL: renderer: Mesa Intel UHD Graphics (ICL GT1) v: 4.6 Mesa 20.1.8 
  direct render: Yes 
  Device-1: Intel Smart Sound Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard 
  driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1f.3 chip ID: 8086:34c8 
  Sound Server: ALSA v: k5.8.11-1-MANJARO 
  Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 4000 
  bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10ec:8168 
  IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter> 
  Device-2: Realtek RTL8821CE 802.11ac PCIe Wireless Network Adapter 
  vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A port: 3000 bus ID: 02:00.0 
  chip ID: 10ec:c821 
  WAN IP: No WAN IP found. Connected to web? SSL issues? 
  Local Storage: total: 297.19 GiB used: 110.0 MiB (0.0%) 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1 vendor: SK Hynix model: BC511 HFM256GDJTNI-82A0A 
  size: 238.47 GiB speed: 31.6 Gb/s lanes: 4 serial: <filter> rev: HPS0 
  scheme: GPT 
  ID-2: /dev/sda type: USB vendor: SanDisk model: Cruzer Blade 
  size: 58.71 GiB serial: <filter> rev: 1.00 scheme: MBR 
  Message: No Optical or Floppy data was found. 
  Hardware-1: Intel 82801 Mobile SATA Controller [RAID mode] 
  driver: ahci v: 3.0 port: 5060 bus ID: 00:17.0 chip ID: 8086.282a 
  rev: 30 
  ID-1: / size: 5.67 GiB used: 110.0 MiB (1.9%) fs: overlay 
  source: ERR-102 label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  Alert: No Swap data was found. 
  ID-1: /dev/nvme0n1p1 size: 260.0 MiB fs: vfat label: SYSTEM 
  uuid: 164E-B7C6 
  ID-2: /dev/nvme0n1p2 size: 16.0 MiB fs: <superuser/root required> 
  label: N/A uuid: N/A 
  ID-3: /dev/nvme0n1p3 size: 237.68 GiB fs: ntfs label: Windows 
  uuid: B6F89971F899311B 
  ID-4: /dev/nvme0n1p4 size: 534.0 MiB fs: ntfs label: Windows RE tools 
  uuid: 1A4099F24099D4BB 
  ID-5: /dev/sda1 size: 2.90 GiB fs: iso9660 label: MANJARO_KDE_2011 
  uuid: 2020-10-01-14-09-49-00 
  ID-6: /dev/sda2 size: 4.0 MiB fs: vfat label: MISO_EFI uuid: 1AFD-57C6 
  Hub: 1-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 12 rev: 2.0 
  speed: 480 Mb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0002 
  Device-1: 1-1:2 info: SanDisk Cruzer Blade type: Mass Storage 
  driver: usb-storage interfaces: 1 rev: 2.1 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 0781:5567 serial: <filter> 
  Device-2: 1-5:3 info: Quanta HP TrueVision HD Camera type: Video 
  driver: uvcvideo interfaces: 2 rev: 2.0 speed: 480 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 0408:5365 
  Device-3: 1-10:4 info: Realtek Realtek Bluetooth 4.2 Adapter 
  type: Bluetooth driver: btusb interfaces: 2 rev: 1.1 speed: 12 Mb/s 
  chip ID: 0bda:b00a serial: <filter> 
  Hub: 2-0:1 info: Full speed (or root) Hub ports: 6 rev: 3.1 
  speed: 10 Gb/s chip ID: 1d6b:0003 
  System Temperatures: cpu: 48.0 C mobo: 10.0 C 
  Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A 
  Processes: 177 Uptime: 9m Init: systemd v: 246 Compilers: gcc: N/A 
  Packages: pacman: 1201 Shell: Bash v: 5.0.18 running in: konsole 
  inxi: 3.1.05

You don’t have driver for wifi card. You need install dkms and rtl8821ce-dkms-git. Kernel 5.9 probably will bring native support(*) so you can wait (most likely 2-3 weeks).

(*) See patches for 5.9

EDIT: 5.9 was released today :smiley: So with next update this kernel should be stable in Manjaro. Now you can install RC version (I forgot about it earlier :sweat_smile:).

Thanks a lot!
is the linux5.9 stable? When I open system settings GUI, it says that the kernel is experimental, but in linux kernel archives - “mainline”, which is considered stable if i understood correctly. Which is true? Am I missing something? I’m still new to these concepts.

In Manjaro 5.9 is still experimental. For stable, you need to wait until Manjaro Team compile 5.9 and release update. It may be tomorrow or next week, I don’t know. The process is so:

  1. Kernel team work on new kernel and when ready release it. There 5.9 was released and stable.
  2. After 1. Manjaro Team compile kernel and add new version to repo > new kernel is released in update. Now new kernel must go all way from unstable to stable branch. You can see here where new kernel is.
  3. After 2 .end user install kernel when want and use :smiley:

Very nicely explained. I will wait for the update release. Thank you :slight_smile: .

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