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USB WiFi Dongle...
« on: December 11, 2017, 04:53:31 pm »
 :D I am elated with the PeppermintOS 8.5 respin... especially elated that my system booted up and opened up access to the WiFi network all on it's own... Alas, that ended on 12/5 after the mintupdates for that day arrived and hasn't returned since... is there a log file somewhere that would tell me what systems were updated that day in order to triage the WiFi dongle so I don't have to pull it out and reinsert it after every single boot/reboot?

I know its trivial 10-15 second annoyance....  ::) but it was working for a while, and I'df like it to work again...
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2017, 05:22:36 pm »
Yes, the apt history log is at
/var/log/apt/history.log

So open it in your text editor
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xed /var/log/apt/history.log

That **should** go back far enough, but on the offchance it doesn't the history.log occasionally gets compressed and archived at
/var/log/apt/history.log.1.gz
/var/log/apt/history.log.2.gz
/var/log/apt/history.log.3.gz
etc.

These would need to be decompressed.



You might want to take a look at this topic:
https://forum.peppermintos.com/index.php/topic,6297.0.html
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #2 on: December 13, 2017, 12:21:45 pm »
Excellent, so here are the last things updated before the wifi dongle quit working automagically on boot

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Start-Date: 2017-12-04  21:01:16
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 33554468 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpzcYoEY
Requested-By: spence (1000)
Upgrade: evince:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3), libevdocument3-4:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3), evince-common:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3), libevview3-3:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3)
End-Date: 2017-12-04  21:01:19

Start-Date: 2017-12-05  11:16:27
Commandline: apt remove --purge apparmor
Requested-By: spence (1000)
Purge: apparmor:amd64 (2.10.95-0ubuntu2.7)
End-Date: 2017-12-05  11:16:28

Would any of those ring bells for futzing with the Realtek RTL8812AU chipset?
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #3 on: December 13, 2017, 01:25:07 pm »
That's just the pdf reader being upgraded and you removed apparmor.

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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #4 on: December 13, 2017, 04:14:33 pm »
I can't see how spence.
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2017, 01:02:29 am »
yeah, none of it made sense to break the dongle to me either... just nuts...
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #6 on: December 15, 2017, 11:05:25 am »
Here's the previous day's updates... in case anybody else sees an issue... :-\

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Start-Date: 2017-12-03  09:31:46
Commandline: apt install tomahawk
Requested-By: spence (1000)
Install: libkcmutils4:amd64 (4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.2, automatic), libkdecore5:amd64 (4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.2, automatic), libphonon4:amd64 (4:4.8.3-0ubuntu3, automatic), libdbusmenu-qt2:amd64 (0.9.3+16.04.20160218-0ubuntu1, automatic), libtelepathy-qt4-2:amd64 (0.9.6~git1-0ubuntu1, automatic), libqtwebkit4:amd64 (2.3.2-0ubuntu11, automatic), libdlrestrictions1:amd64 (0.15.20~ubuntu4, automatic), libboost-thread1.58.0:amd64 (1.58.0+dfsg-5ubuntu3.1, automatic), fonts-roboto-hinted:amd64 (2:0~20160106-1, automatic), libqjdns-qt4-2:amd64 (2.0.3-1, automatic), libjdns2:amd64 (2.0.3-1, automatic), libjreen1:amd64 (1.2.0-1fakesync1, automatic), libqtkeychain0:amd64 (0.5.0-1build1~gcc5.1, automatic), libqca2-plugin-ossl:amd64 (2.1.1-2ubuntu1, automatic), tomahawk:amd64 (0.8.4+dfsg1-0ubuntu1), kdelibs5-data:amd64 (4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.2, automatic), libgsasl7:amd64 (1.8.0-8ubuntu2, automatic), libqca2:amd64 (2.1.1-2ubuntu1, automatic), libntlm0:amd64 (1.4-7, automatic), phonon-backend-gstreamer:amd64 (4:4.8.2-0ubuntu2, automatic), phonon-backend-gstreamer-common:amd64 (4:4.8.2-0ubuntu2, automatic), libattica0.4:amd64 (0.4.2-2, automatic), libqt4-svg:amd64 (4:4.8.7+dfsg-5ubuntu2, automatic), phonon:amd64 (4:4.8.3-0ubuntu3, automatic), libqca2-plugins:amd64 (2.1.1-2ubuntu1, automatic), liblucene++0v5:amd64 (3.0.7-8, automatic), libkdeui5:amd64 (4:4.14.16-0ubuntu3.2, automatic), phonon-backend-vlc:amd64 (0.8.2-1ubuntu3, automatic), libboost-iostreams1.58.0:amd64 (1.58.0+dfsg-5ubuntu3.1, automatic), libquazip1:amd64 (0.7.1-1, automatic), libboost-regex1.58.0:amd64 (1.58.0+dfsg-5ubuntu3.1, automatic), libtomahawk:amd64 (0.8.4+dfsg1-0ubuntu1, automatic)
End-Date: 2017-12-03  09:31:56
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2018, 02:27:27 pm »
Welp, the Wifi USB dongle quit working & connecting to my network automagically...  lets see what the logs have to tell me?

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Start-Date: 2018-03-13  11:50:46
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 33554468 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpGGOfDk
Requested-By: spence (1000)
Upgrade: apt-xapian-index:amd64 (0.47ubuntu8.3, 0.47ubuntu8.4), update-notifier-common:amd64 (3.168.7, 3.168.8), libgcrypt20:amd64 (1.6.5-2ubuntu0.3, 1.6.5-2ubuntu0.4)
End-Date: 2018-03-13  11:50:48

Start-Date: 2018-03-13  14:55:29
Commandline: apt remove --purge apparmor
Requested-By: spence (1000)
Purge: apparmor:amd64 (2.10.95-0ubuntu2.8)
End-Date: 2018-03-13  14:55:31

Start-Date: 2018-03-13  17:17:02
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 35651621 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpkjInvu
Requested-By: spence (1000)
Upgrade: flashplugin-installer:amd64 (28.0.0.161ubuntu0.16.04.1, 29.0.0.113ubuntu0.16.04.1)
End-Date: 2018-03-13  17:17:10

Start-Date: 2018-03-14  09:43:13
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 33554469 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpyGAKqe
Requested-By: spence (1000)
Upgrade: python-samba:amd64 (2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.13), libwbclient0:amd64 (2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.13), libapparmor1:amd64 (2.10.95-0ubuntu2.8, 2.10.95-0ubuntu2.9), samba-libs:amd64 (2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.13), libapparmor-perl:amd64 (2.10.95-0ubuntu2.8, 2.10.95-0ubuntu2.9), samba-common:amd64 (2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.13), libsmbclient:amd64 (2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.13), smbclient:amd64 (2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.13), samba-common-bin:amd64 (2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.12, 2:4.3.11+dfsg-0ubuntu0.16.04.13)
End-Date: 2018-03-14  09:43:17
[close]

The last log in this list is when the dongle stopped connecting, I had been "ignoring" these in MintUpdate, but it kept offfering them to me despite my ignore flags so I let them in...

I know this probably isn't a good day to begin a search & recovery mission...

Slainte!

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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #8 on: March 17, 2018, 02:53:58 pm »
What's the output from:
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lsusb
and
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sudo lshw -C network
and
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iwconfig
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ifconfig
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sudo iwlist scan
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rfkill list
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 03:45:00 pm »
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spence@antec ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp. Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 V1.0
Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0bda:0811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07cc:0501 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd Mass Storage
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

spence@antec ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for spence:
  *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
       logical name: enp0s31f6
       version: 00
       serial: 70:85:c2:29:10:c2
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k firmware=0.2-4 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:125 memory:df100000-df11ffff
  *-network
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       bus info: usb@1:6
       logical name: enp0s20f0u6
       serial: 16:88:11:c3:6d:b9
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8812au ip=192.168.1.8 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn

spence@antec ~ $ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

enp0s31f6  no wireless extensions.

enp0s20f0u6  IEEE 802.11bgn  ESSID:"remington"  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.457 GHz  Access Point: E4:F4:C6:05:7A:5A   
          Bit Rate:72.2 Mb/s   Sensitivity:0/0 
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality=100/100  Signal level=97/100  Noise level=0/100
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

spence@antec ~ $ ifconfig
enp0s20f0u6 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 16:88:11:c3:6d:b9 
          inet addr:192.168.1.8  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0
          inet6 addr: fe80::5a1e:330d:4200:3364/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:109429 errors:0 dropped:452 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:56191 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:142385747 (142.3 MB)  TX bytes:7625279 (7.6 MB)

enp0s31f6 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 70:85:c2:29:10:c2 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:16 Memory:df100000-df120000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:2130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2130 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:216701 (216.7 KB)  TX bytes:216701 (216.7 KB)

spence@antec ~ $ sudo iwlist scan
lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

enp0s31f6  Interface doesn't support scanning.

enp0s20f0u6  Scan completed :
          Cell 01 - Address: E4:F4:C6:05:7A:5A
                    ESSID:"remington"
                    Protocol:IEEE 802.11bgn
                    Mode:Master
                    Frequency:2.457 GHz (Channel 10)
                    Encryption key:on
                    Bit Rates:144 Mb/s
                    Extra:rsn_ie=30140100000fac040100000fac040100000fac020c00
                    IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
                        Group Cipher : CCMP
                        Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
                        Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
                    IE: Unknown: DD7A0050F204104A0001101044000102103B00010310470010ACFE95CE51B004FBDC9CD8E4D83C8DA31021000D4E4554474541522C20496E632E1023000552373030301024000552373030301042000233321054000800060050F2040001101100055237303030100800022008103C0001031049000600372A000120
                    Quality=100/100  Signal level=99/100 

spence@antec ~ $ rfkill list
spence@antec ~ $
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 04:35:58 pm »
Am I missing something here spence because that looks like it's working ?
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 07:37:45 pm »
yes, its working... but not automagically... only after I pull it out and plug it back in... hmmm, perhaps I should repeat these steps after a reboot? 
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 07:55:51 pm »
repeated before wifi dongle removal/reinsertion...

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spence@antec ~ $ lsusb
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0003 Linux Foundation 3.0 root hub
Bus 001 Device 005: ID 045e:00db Microsoft Corp. Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 V1.0
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0bda:0811 Realtek Semiconductor Corp.
Bus 001 Device 003: ID 046d:c52f Logitech, Inc. Unifying Receiver
Bus 001 Device 002: ID 07cc:0501 Carry Computer Eng., Co., Ltd Mass Storage
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

spence@antec ~ $ sudo lshw -C network
[sudo] password for spence:
  *-network               
       description: Ethernet interface
       product: Ethernet Connection (2) I219-V
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 1f.6
       bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.6
       logical name: enp0s31f6
       version: 00
       serial: 70:85:c2:29:10:c2
       capacity: 1Gbit/s
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
       configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e1000e driverversion=3.2.6-k firmware=0.2-4 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair
       resources: irq:125 memory:df100000-df11ffff
  *-network DISABLED
       description: Wireless interface
       physical id: 1
       bus info: usb@1:6
       logical name: enp0s20f0u6
       serial: 16:88:11:c3:6d:b9
       capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
       configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8812au multicast=yes wireless=unassociated

spence@antec ~ $ iwconfig
enp0s20f0u6  unassociated  Nickname:"<WIFI@REALTEK>"
          Mode:Auto  Frequency=2.412 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated   
          Sensitivity:0/0 
          Retry:off   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr:off
          Power Management:off
          Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
          Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
          Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0

enp0s31f6  no wireless extensions.

lo        no wireless extensions.

spence@antec ~ $ ifconfig
enp0s31f6 Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 70:85:c2:29:10:c2 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:16 Memory:df100000-df120000

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:65536  Metric:1
          RX packets:96 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:96 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:7664 (7.6 KB)  TX bytes:7664 (7.6 KB)

spence@antec ~ $ sudo iwlist scan
enp0s20f0u6  No scan results

enp0s31f6  Interface doesn't support scanning.

lo        Interface doesn't support scanning.

spence@antec ~ $ rfkill list
spence@antec ~ $
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2018, 09:57:22 am »
Neck deep in trying to figure out why launchpad isn't letting me apply the necessary patches to nemo for 18.04 :-\

I'll mark this as unread and come back to it spence .. I'm not ignoring it ;)

Meanwhile, has it always been like this . or is this new(ish) behaviour ?

Is this the adapter we had to install drivers for ?
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Re: USB WiFi Dongle...
« Reply #14 on: March 23, 2018, 06:47:46 pm »
It was working automagically until THIS SET of UPDATES...

Excellent, so here are the last things updated before the wifi dongle quit working automagically on boot

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Start-Date: 2017-12-04  21:01:16
Commandline: /usr/sbin/synaptic --hide-main-window --non-interactive --parent-window-id 33554468 -o Synaptic::closeZvt=true --progress-str Please wait, this can take some time --finish-str Update is complete --set-selections-file /tmp/tmpzcYoEY
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Upgrade: evince:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3), libevdocument3-4:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3), evince-common:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3), libevview3-3:amd64 (3.18.2-1ubuntu4.2, 3.18.2-1ubuntu4.3)
End-Date: 2017-12-04  21:01:19

Start-Date: 2017-12-05  11:16:27
Commandline: apt remove --purge apparmor
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Purge: apparmor:amd64 (2.10.95-0ubuntu2.7)
End-Date: 2017-12-05  11:16:28

Would any of those ring bells for futzing with the Realtek RTL8812AU chipset?
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