wifi not working
Posted: Nov 23, 19, 23:22 dps
Status: New User - Welcome
Joined: 01 Oct 2019
after installing the liquorix kernel onto my Ubuntu 18.04.3 system, my wifi no longer works. the thing is, it DOES show that the driver is selected when i open up additional drivers in "software and updates", but i cant use it for some reason (as in, it doesnt work, and nothing shows up in the top right panel menu).
I tried to switch back to my old kernel, but when i returned to it everything was huge and bloated, even though it showed that both the nvidia driver was selected, and showed the wifi driver was select (both not seeming to work).
I did `sudo apt remove linux-image-liquorix-amd64 linux-headers-liquorix-amd64`, and then rebooted, but it took me right back into the instance with the liquorix kernel after rebooting ( i know this from a simple uname -a). also, when i now try to do sudo apt remove linux-image-liquorix-amd64 linux-headers-liquorix-amd64, it tells me that its not installed.
any ideas on how i could keep the liqourix kernel installed, and get my wifi working? or maybe how to remove it, and start over from scratch without having to do a full reinstall?
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Posted: Nov 24, 19, 9:21 techAdmin
Status: Site Admin
Joined: 26 Sep 2003
Location: East Coast, West Coast? I know it's one of them.
You might want to think about not using Liquorix, most of the issues you are talking about are basic sys admin issue on a GNU/Linux system, Liquorix may not be the best choice for you. None of the issues were caused by liquorix, it's a driver/firmware issue, and if you're depending on GUI tools for resolving those,again, Liquorix may not be the best choice for you.
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You'll want to provide output of inxi -b so we can see why your wifi doesn't work on Liquorix. But, it's most likely your ancient distribution.
Try upgrading to Ubuntu 19.10 so that your userspace and firmware packages are more in line with what Liquorix requires. I provide Liquorix for every version of Ubuntu you can technically run, but that doesn't mean it'll work. The older your distribution, the more less likely things will work smoothly. The kernel at some point will expect newer firmware and newer userspace to take advantage of updated drivers.
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