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Support => Hardware => Topic started by: Brotherred on April 02, 2016, 10:29:42 pm

Title: Wifi dropping with out recovery (Solved)
Post by: Brotherred on April 02, 2016, 10:29:42 pm
This I am sorry to say is a fresh install on my laptop. That fact is a grievous note for me... Anyway my Wifi that other seems to work perfectly drops at random and I can not recover it with out restart. The Wifi works great and automatically on login. So I have no idea why it disconnects like it does. And also not having attempted to hack the suspend/ resume on this instance further can not see why it fails at all.

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*** ~ $ inxi -n
Network:   Card-1: Ralink RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg driver: rt2500pci
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:11:09:ae:f5:02
           Card-2: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS900 PCI Fast Ethernet driver: sis900
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: 00:0c:76:f6:b7:5c
*** ~ $ inxi -M
Machine:   System: AVERATEC product: 6240 Series version: 0101
           Mobo: N/A model: N/A Bios: American Megatrends version: A1011SMS V1.10 12/06/04 date: 12/06/2004


At least I haven't done anything really stupid with it yet. Regards.
Title: Re: Wifi dropping with out recovery
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 03, 2016, 08:15:25 am
You might want to give WiCD a go instead of networkmanager

Do you need help with this .. if so please post the output from:
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uname -a
and
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sudo apt-get remove -s network-manager
Title: Re: Wifi dropping with out recovery
Post by: Brotherred on April 03, 2016, 03:22:36 pm
Thanx for asking. I am quite sure that I have no idea what I need help with...

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*** ~ $ uname -a
Linux SnappyPenquen 3.16.0-67-generic #87~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 11 00:26:36 UTC 2016 i686 athlon i686 GNU/Linux
*** ~ $ sudo apt-get remove -s network-manager
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
  libreadline5 wpasupplicant
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following packages will be REMOVED:
  network-manager network-manager-gnome
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 2 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Remv network-manager-gnome [0.9.8.8-0ubuntu4.4]
Remv network-manager [0.9.8.8-0ubuntu7.2]

*** ~ $ sudo apt-get autoremove
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

Regards
Title: Re: Wifi dropping with out recovery
Post by: PCNetSpec on April 03, 2016, 04:19:05 pm
Okay, first let's grab what you'll need to reinstall networkmanager if things go wrong
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mkdir ~/reinstall-nm
then
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cd ~/reinstall-nm
then
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apt-get download network-manager network-manager-gnome
if that lot went without error, carry on below
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sudo apt-get install wicd-gtk python-wicd wicd-daemon
then
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sudo apt-get remove network-manager network-manager-gnome
now try connecting with wicd (if there's no system tray icon for wicd yet, you may need to start it from the menu, or reboot)



to undo
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sudo apt-get remove --purge wicd-gtk python-wicd wicd-daemon
then
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cd ~/reinstall-nm
then
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sudo dpkg -i *.deb
then if necessary reboot.
Title: Re: Wifi dropping with out recovery
Post by: Brotherred on April 03, 2016, 07:37:51 pm
I'm sorry I just don't understand this first part TO DO
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sudo apt-get remove --purge wicd-gtk python-wicd wicd-daemon


I just installed those. Why am I removing them?
Title: Re: Wifi dropping with out recovery
Post by: murraymint on April 03, 2016, 07:41:27 pm
It says "to undo" if you want to go back to how it was before.
Title: Re: Wifi dropping with out recovery
Post by: Brotherred on April 03, 2016, 08:29:16 pm
Ok, that should have been obvious. The wicd applications seem to be working fine.
Title: Re: Wifi dropping with out recovery
Post by: VinDSL on April 04, 2016, 09:43:48 am
Good news ! :)