Wifi is soft blocked after each reboot SOLVED

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  • #63516
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    OK, commands input – Compaq nx 6110 laptop rebooted – wireless network selected and we get:

    Successfully initialized wpa_supplicant

    rfkill: WLAN software blocked

    How am I doing?

    #63517
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    It means that
    connmanctl enable wifi
    didn’t work. Did you get any error when running said command?

    You can unblock wifi with
    rfkill unblock wifi
    But if connman is not disabled from starting (and you haven’t unblocked wifi using connman), then it will block it every reboot.

    Did you follow each command? Was there any error output after each command?

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    #63518
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    OK, COMMANDS input – reboot – scan – WLAN sofftware blocked.

    I think I’m almost there!

    #63519
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    If you run
    rfkill unblock wifi
    wait 5 seconds, and then run ceni again, it should now connect (without the need for rebooting). See if after connecting to the wifi you can browse the web properly. If not we may have to fix the resolv.conf file in /etc/, but hopefully that is not needed.

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    WLAN now unblocked, but no WEB programs – firefox, dillo, etc detect internet.

    #63521
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    Try removing resolv.conf and creating anew symlink

    sudo rm /etc/resolv.conf
    sudo ln -s /etc/resolvconf/run/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf

    restart resolvconf service
    sudo service resolvconf restart
    and then see if your browser now can connect to a website.

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    #63528
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    Sorry Xecure,

    ALL lines input under/in ROOT, yet Internet still unavailable to browsers, package manager or updater.

    Shall I just ‘wipe & reload’ as we used to do with the first +/- 8 vers of WINDOWS?

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    If you can connect to the wireless device but cannot connect the internet it is usually a problem in the /etc/resolv.conf file/symlink.

    Use a file manager and see if you can find a resolv.conf file in /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf Open it and see if there are DNS lines there. If it is OK, then create a symlink directly to this file for /etc/resolv.conf

    sudo rm /etc/resolv.conf
    sudo ln -s /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf

    Then try the web browser again.

    If the file is missing, run this cmmand to see if it recreates the file
    sudo service resolvconf restart
    and then retry again to create the symlink.

    If this still doesn’t work, we will create a static /etc/resolv.conf file and see if you can get internet connection after this.

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    #63530
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    Also, this is an old WIN XP HP/Compaq nx6110 with a WIFI toggle switch blue=ON orange=OFF

    Could that possibly be the problem?

    https://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?t=61123

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    Error message =

    cannot remove /etc/resolv.conf: No such file or directory.

    #63536
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    cannot remove /etc/resolv.conf: No such file or directory.

    Then you can create the symlink without worry.

    Did /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf file exist?

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    #63660
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    Hello Xecure,

    Sorry, job called. I’m guessing this code line will fix the box
    Did /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf file exist?

    I’ll fire it up again tonight.

    AND many THANX for your excellent help!

    PFO

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    Hello Xecure,

    Sorry, YES the file exists

    Did /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf file exist?

    Awaiting your instructions

    AND many THANX AGAIN for your excellent help!

    PFO

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    Sorry, YES the file exists

    Good. Now you can do

    sudo rm /etc/resolv.conf
    sudo ln -s /run/resolvconf/resolv.conf /etc/resolv.conf

    Even if /etc/resolv.conf doesn’t exist before removing it, ignore the error and create the symlink as specified in the second command.

    Don’t reboot and try
    sudo ceni
    and see if you can connect to your wifi. We are aiming to being able to connect during this session. If it works, but then it stops working after reboot, we will explore an extra solution for it. We first need to confirm that ceni can connect on this same session.
    If you cannot connect, let me know what error does ceni spit out. We need to know if it can see the Wireless Access point, let you write the password, try to connect, etc.

    Sorry for the delay.

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