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Networking / Re: Wifi problems on MacBook Air
« on: March 27, 2020, 03:41:50 pm »
actually, I usually use keyboard shortcuts, but the "command" button seems to function as the start button with peppermint, and I just haven't figured it out yet.  :P

the reason I had such a hard time with the terminal outputs is because my other computer is a Mac book pro, running Mac OS, and the text document I added to the flash drive was formatted weird, so it was kinda guesswork. LOL

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Networking / Re: Wifi problems on MacBook Air
« on: March 27, 2020, 02:04:34 pm »
I use the trackpad, mostly because I don't have a bluetooth mouse, and my MacBook Air only has one USB port.  :(

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Networking / Re: Wifi problems on MacBook Air
« on: March 27, 2020, 01:50:30 pm »
ok, thanks!  :D

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Networking / Re: Wifi problems on MacBook Air
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:53:20 am »
ok, I will edit my post, thanks!

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Networking / Wifi problems on MacBook Air
« on: March 27, 2020, 11:25:38 am »
I installed peppermint 10 last night on my late 2008 MacBook Air, and I got wifi to work... sometimes. I could get it to work if it connected on its own while booting, but I could not get it to connect manually, and if it didn't automatically connect I had to reboot, and hope it connected.

in trying to fix this issue, I found a similar topic from 2018, and ran this 

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sudo apt-get install dkms bcmwl-kernel-source
in terminal, thinking it might fix it, but it made the problem worse, now it won't connect at all.   >:(

and unfortunately since its a MacBook Air, no ethernet option.

Outputs from terminal:

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sudo lshw -C network
*- network
description: Wireless interface       
product: BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n     
vendor: Broadcom Inc. and subsidiaries       
physical id: 0       
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0       
logical name: wlp3s0       
version: 05       serial: 00:1f:f3:ba:98:b0       
width: 64 bits       
clock: 33MHz       
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless       
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0
driverversion=6.30.223.271 (r587334)
latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11       
resources: irq:20 memory:93100000-93103fff

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iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.wlp3s0   
IEEE 802.11 
ESSID:off/any           
Mode:Managed  Access Point: Not-Associated             
Retry short limit:7   
RTS thr:off   
Fragment thr:off         
Power Management:on

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ifconfig
lo     flags=73<UP,LOOPBACK,RUNNING>  mtu 65536       
inet 127.0.0.1  netmask 255.0.0.0       
inet6 ::1  prefixlen 128  scopeid 0x10<host>       
loop  txqueuelen 1000  (Local Loopback)       
RX packets 14547  bytes 1052467 (1.0 MB)       
RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 0       
TX packets 14547  bytes 1052467 (1.0 MB)       
TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0 
collisions 0wlp3s0: flags=4099<UP,BROADCAST,MULTICAST>  mtu 1500       
ether 00:1f:f3:ba:98:b0  txqueuelen 1000  (Ethernet)       
RX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)       
RX errors 0  dropped 0  overruns 0  frame 3483       
TX packets 0  bytes 0 (0.0 B)       
TX errors 0  dropped 0 overruns 0  carrier 0  collisions 0       
device interrupt 20

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rfkill
list0: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no1: phy0:
Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no2: brcmwl-0:
Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no

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nmcli g
STATE              CONNECTIVITY  WIFI-HW  WIFI        WWAN-HW  WWAN 
disconnected  unknown            enabled    enabled  enabled        enabled


(I'm really sorry if I messed up the terminal outputs, it was tricky copying them over  :-\)

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MacBook Air 13" Mid 2008

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System:    Host: PepermintBook Kernel: 5.0.0-37-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Ten
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Apple product: MacBookAir2 1 v: 1.0 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Apple model: Mac-F42D88C8 serial: N/A
           UEFI: Apple v: MBA21.88Z.0075.B03.0811141325 date: 11/14/08
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core2 Duo L9300 (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
           clock speeds: max: 1596 MHz 1: 1390 MHz 2: 1164 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA C79 [GeForce 9400M]
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.20.4 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1280x800@60.22hz
           OpenGL: renderer: NVAC version: 3.3 Mesa 19.0.8
Audio:     Card NVIDIA MCP79 High Def. Audio driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k5.0.0-37-generic
Network:   Card: Broadcom and subsidiaries BCM4321 802.11a/b/g/n
           driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 121.3GB (5.1% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: APPLE_SSD_SM128 size: 121.3GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 109G used: 4.8G (5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/dm-1
           ID-2: /boot size: 705M used: 93M (15%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda2
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 54.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 62.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 194 Uptime: 4 min Memory: 621.5/1735.1MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56

bought it on eBay for $50, no battery, planning on buying battery. needed a cheap lightweight laptop for cloud computing, and like the look of Mac hardware, so I bought it, installed Peppermint, and I LOVE it

For install, i made an install flash drive, and installed as with any other computer, no additional steps needed.

Everything seems to work out of the box so far, except the volume up/down buttons, mute works fine, and WIFI is VERY finicky.

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