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December 29, 2020 at 8:44 pm #48454Memberwhysoserious
Hi! I’ve instaled antix on a old netbook (Compaq CQ10 Mini), everything works fine but i can’t get the wireless to work. It says that is soft and hard blocked, the computer has a button to turn on/off the wifi but it doesn’t work on Linux. What can i do here ?December 29, 2020 at 8:51 pm #48455MemberXecure
Trying to enable wifi:
antix-wifi-switch --gui connman
If it still doesn’t work, check the output of:
rfkill list wifi
December 30, 2020 at 3:02 am #48482Memberwhysoserious
- This reply was modified 2 months ago by Xecure. Reason: fix typo
Thank you so much, its working now!December 30, 2020 at 11:10 am #48491Forum Adminrokytnji
Thank you so much, its working now!
I have to be be serious here. How did you fix it? Please give lot’s of details. Thank you.
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How to Search for AntiX solutions to your problemsDecember 31, 2020 at 1:34 am #48603Memberseaken64
Hi whysoserious. Welcome to antiX. I agree with Rokytnji. Please share with us how you got it to work and your “inxi -Fxz”. This helps future users who may have the same or similar equipment.
Seaken64January 7, 2021 at 2:48 pm #49263Memberwhysoserious
I had my wi-fi hard and soft blocked, i figured that pressing on the wifi button on my netbook, unblocked the hard lock but still remained soft blocked.
I simply run the second command Xecure provided on the terminal (antix-wifi-switch –gui connman), asked for my password after run it and wifi was working.
Here is the log:
whysoserious@whysoserious-netbook:~ $ inxi -Fxz System: Host: whysoserious-netbook Kernel: 4.9.235-antix.1-486-smp i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 8.3.0 Desktop: IceWM 1.8.3 Distro: antiX-19.3_386-base Manolis Glezos 14 October 2020 base: Debian GNU/Linux 10 (buster) Machine: Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: Compaq Mini CQ10-100 v: 0493200000001C00000300000 serial: <filter> Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1468 v: KBC Version 02.10 serial: <filter> BIOS: Hewlett-Packard v: 14680 Ver. F.01 date: 11/05/2009 Battery: ID-1: BAT1 charge: 21.7 Wh condition: 21.7/27.5 Wh (79%) model: Hewlett-Packard Primary status: Full CPU: Topology: Single Core model: Intel Atom N270 bits: 32 type: MT arch: Bonnell rev: 2 L2 cache: 512 KiB flags: nx pae sse sse2 sse3 ssse3 bogomips: 6384 Speed: 1333 MHz min/max: 800/1600 MHz Core speeds (MHz): 1: 1333 2: 800 Graphics: Device-1: Intel Mobile 945GSE Express Integrated Graphics vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: i915 v: kernel bus ID: 00:02.0 Display: x11 server: X.Org 1.20.4 driver: intel unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa resolution: 1024x600~60Hz OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GME x86/MMX/SSE2 v: 1.4 Mesa 18.3.6 direct render: Yes Audio: Device-1: Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0 Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.9.235-antix.1-486-smp Network: Device-1: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter vendor: Hewlett-Packard U98Z062.12 802.11bgn driver: ath9k v: kernel port: cc00 bus ID: 01:00.0 IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter> Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR8132 Fast Ethernet vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: atl1c v: 126.96.36.199-NAPI port: ec80 bus ID: 02:00.0 IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter> Drives: Local Storage: total: 37.26 GiB used: 2.63 GiB (7.1%) ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Seagate model: ST940210AS size: 37.26 GiB Partition: ID-1: / size: 34.43 GiB used: 2.63 GiB (7.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1 ID-2: swap-1 size: 2.00 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2 Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 52.0 C mobo: N/A Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A Info: Processes: 129 Uptime: 1h 22m Memory: 992.4 MiB used: 100.6 MiB (10.1%) Init: SysVinit runlevel: 5 Compilers: gcc: 8.3.0 Shell: bash v: 5.0.3 inxi: 3.0.36 whysoserious@whysoserious-netbook:~ $ antix-wifi-switch --gui connman Switching to Connman Wi-Fi softblocked. Enabling WIFI with connman Restarting connman service just in case [ ok ] Restarting Connection Manager:. Enabling Wi-Fi... Commands for making a wifi connections in connmanctl ---------------------------------------------------- agent on enable wifi services connect wifi_<tab> [wait for connection to appear] quit ifconfig -s ---------------------------------------------------- Enabled wifi resolv.conf current configuration: connman Stopping all wpa_supplicant processes Restoring sysvinit connman service Restarting networking service [....] Running /etc/init.d/networking restart is deprecated because it may not r[warnble some interfaces ... (warning). [ ok ] Reconfiguring network interfaces... done. Restarting connman service [ ok ] Restarting Connection Manager:. Adding cmst to startup Launching cmst cmst: no process found qt5ct: using qt5ct plugin qt5ct: D-Bus system tray: no qt.qpa.xcb: QXcbConnection: XCB error: 3 (BadWindow), sequence: 2321, resource id: 10528547, major code: 40 (TranslateCoords), minor code: 0
January 7, 2021 at 5:59 pm #49271MemberPPC
- This reply was modified 1 month, 3 weeks ago by whysoserious.
For future reference (but this info probably won’t be needed in the next antiX version:
-If you can’t use your Wi-fi, do exactly what Xecure advised:
Open the terminal and paste there:
antix-wifi-switch --gui connman
If needed click through any windows that may pop up and enter your password.
Don’t want to use the terminal?
Menu > Run
and paste the above command there, close the warning that pops up and then click “ok”.
Probably the only cases in which this procedure won’t work will mostly be hardblocked wi-fi network cards (you have to unblock wi-fi using the button/slider/key combo needed) or devices that don’t have drivers (like some Atheros devices, I have one such wi-fi card). The odds are that, if your card works in one Linux distro, it probably will work in antiX (even if you have to manually install it’s drivers)
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