Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Gentoo Forums
Quick Search: in
WiFi issue. (Software, not drivers.) [Fixed]
View unanswered posts
View posts from last 24 hours

 
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Networking & Security
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
TheGentooMeme
n00b
n00b


Joined: 15 Jun 2015
Posts: 8
Location: Under your bed

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:17 am    Post subject: WiFi issue. (Software, not drivers.) [Fixed] Reply with quote

Hello. I have a WiFi issue, which I will describe below.

The problem:

I cannot connect to WiFi. Ethernet works, but not WiFi. I can see networks and their information, but I cannot connect to them.

What software I tried:

wpa_supplicant (gui and cli)
NetworkManager
Wicd
Kisses and hugs.

What I observed:

wpa_supplicant: http://pastebin.com/qcgCcrGt I cannot understand anything. :l
NetworkManager: Practically nothing. Gee, thanks NetworkMangler
Wicd: I tried to connect to my WiFi, it connected until it reached the authentication phase, then it simply failed. I went into my router settings and disabled all forms of security for a few seconds, tried connecting again after updating the settings to inform Wicd of the fact that there is no authentication now, I got the exact same thing.
Kisses and hugs: The Linux kernel does not recognize kisses.

What I tried to fix this:

Googling, nothing that came up was of help.
Re-compiling the Kernel with some more crypto modules than the wiki said were required.
Lots of messing around with rc-service
Lots of random commands that are supposed to make my WiFi work, but did not.

What I want: I need to sit in the other room with my laptop on my chest like a lazy bear, and still have an internet connection. One that does not involve Ethernet.

lspci -k https://bpaste.net/show/4dd576f4cc26

Thank you. c:
_________________
As of June/15/2015, I am now a man, I have succeeded in installing Gentoo on my PC, getting Ethernet and WiFi to fully work, installing X and my favorite desktop environment, Cinnamon. I also customized it. http://i.imgur.com/icM1d9r.png Sexy, huh?


Last edited by TheGentooMeme on Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:54 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
charles17
Advocate
Advocate


Joined: 02 Mar 2008
Posts: 2583

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: WiFi issue. (Software, not drivers.) Reply with quote

TheGentooMeme wrote:
What I observed:

wpa_supplicant: http://pastebin.com/qcgCcrGt I cannot understand anything. :l

Run_wpa_supplicant_in_debug_mode should give you more information.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TheGentooMeme
n00b
n00b


Joined: 15 Jun 2015
Posts: 8
Location: Under your bed

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:50 pm    Post subject: Re: WiFi issue. (Software, not drivers.) Reply with quote

charles17 wrote:
TheGentooMeme wrote:
What I observed:

wpa_supplicant: http://pastebin.com/qcgCcrGt I cannot understand anything. :l

Run_wpa_supplicant_in_debug_mode should give you more information.


Running it in debug mode outputted a great amount of repeated words and lines, that I cannot seem to be able to use to figure out what's wrong with my WiFi. http://pastebin.com/FfYRtmTd#

Ps:- I have adapted the command in the wiki a little to use my kernel driver and my WiFi adapter.
_________________
As of June/15/2015, I am now a man, I have succeeded in installing Gentoo on my PC, getting Ethernet and WiFi to fully work, installing X and my favorite desktop environment, Cinnamon. I also customized it. http://i.imgur.com/icM1d9r.png Sexy, huh?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NeddySeagoon
Administrator
Administrator


Joined: 05 Jul 2003
Posts: 42569
Location: 56N 3W

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheGentooMeme,

WPA_Supplicant :
<3>SME: Trying to authenticate with 90:f6:52:82:df:b7 (SSID='DO NOT USE NUBZ' freq=2412 MHz)
<3>Trying to associate with 90:f6:52:82:df:b7 (SSID='DO NOT USE NUBZ' freq=2412 MHz)
<3>Associated with 90:f6:52:82:df:b7
<3>CTRL-EVENT-DISCONNECTED bssid=90:f6:52:82:df:b7 reason=3 locally_generated=1


Gooling for reason=3 locally_generated=1 may be informative.
_________________
Regards,

NeddySeagoon

Computer users fall into two groups:-
those that do backups
those that have never had a hard drive fail.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CaptainBlood
l33t
l33t


Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 996

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Networkmanager above 1.0.0 are causing some trouble here. Masking accordingly could [micro] help.
Confirm you have dhcp or dhcpcd installed.
Do you have wpa_supplicant_wlanXXXXX="something" in /etc/conf.d/net?
What value is provided as "something"?
Do you have config_wlanXXXXXX="something" in /etc/conf.d/net?
What value is provided as "something"?
What is your /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf?
Here's my mine as an example
Code:
[main]
plugins=keyfile
dhcp=dhcpcd
no-auto-default=00:16:3e:5b:18:53,00:16:3e:5b:18:54

[keyfile]
unmanaged-devices=interface-name:xenbr0;interface-name:xenbr1
#unmanaged-devices=mac:00:16:3e:5b:18:53;mac:00:16:3e:5b:18:54;mac:c0:4a:00:19:$

[ifupdown]
managed=true

[logging]
#ERR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG
level=ERR
domains=ALL

[connectivity]
uri=
interval=300
response="NetworkManager is online"

What is your wifi chip?

Sorry it is no more that a disordered check-list, but according to my little experience it won't work until you get every bit in their different location are properly set.

Thks 4 ur attention.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TheGentooMeme
n00b
n00b


Joined: 15 Jun 2015
Posts: 8
Location: Under your bed

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

CaptainBlood wrote:
Networkmanager above 1.0.0 are causing some trouble here. Masking accordingly could [micro] help.
Confirm you have dhcp or dhcpcd installed.
Do you have wpa_supplicant_wlanXXXXX="something" in /etc/conf.d/net?
What value is provided as "something"?
Do you have config_wlanXXXXXX="something" in /etc/conf.d/net?
What value is provided as "something"?
What is your /etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf?
Here's my mine as an example
Code:
[main]
plugins=keyfile
dhcp=dhcpcd
no-auto-default=00:16:3e:5b:18:53,00:16:3e:5b:18:54

[keyfile]
unmanaged-devices=interface-name:xenbr0;interface-name:xenbr1
#unmanaged-devices=mac:00:16:3e:5b:18:53;mac:00:16:3e:5b:18:54;mac:c0:4a:00:19:$

[ifupdown]
managed=true

[logging]
#ERR, WARN, INFO, DEBUG
level=ERR
domains=ALL

[connectivity]
uri=
interval=300
response="NetworkManager is online"



/etc/conf.d/net
https://bpaste.net/show/6ae98552bd63

I don't really have a NetworkManager.conf

I do have dhcp/cd installed.

Thank you for your help. :0

About masking NetworkManager, all the network stuff in Cinnamon cannot seem to actually work without it. :c
_________________
As of June/15/2015, I am now a man, I have succeeded in installing Gentoo on my PC, getting Ethernet and WiFi to fully work, installing X and my favorite desktop environment, Cinnamon. I also customized it. http://i.imgur.com/icM1d9r.png Sexy, huh?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CaptainBlood
l33t
l33t


Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 996

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 9:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I meant masking version of networkmanager ABOVE 1.0.0 in order to avoid installing possible troublesome "stable" version.
Code:
grep networkmanager /etc/portage/package.mask/monolithic
>net-misc/networkmanager-1.0.0
You see? monolithic as a file name it arbitrary. could be anyone you choose. Only the location and internal syntax matters.
"networkmanager" could also fit.
I don't cinnamon, but I almost sure
Code:
/etc/NetworkManager/NetworkManager.conf
is a must.
Could you paste your /etc/conf.d/net file please? Could help anyone trying to help :)

More checklist :
what are the flags for wpa_supplicant? Plz provide.
what are the flags for NetworkManager? Plz provide.

My 2 cent is that if you have both dhcp and dhcpcd, one of the two could (not should) be thrown away.
Depending on flags dhcp can be a server and/or only a client.
dhcpcd is only a client.

Please be aware that I you're a beginner at gentoo, it first feels great coz you see all these things compiling and many of them working at first shot. May give a real sensation of POWER.
But having everything well packed all together may be another story, depending on what you're aimed at.

Anyhow welcome to GENTOO.

Not that things are really hard; what is hard is too find the right information.


Thks 4 ur attention, interest & support


Last edited by CaptainBlood on Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:10 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CaptainBlood
l33t
l33t


Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 996

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot reading your net file.
Seems good
Here there is
Code:
wpa_supplicant_wlan0="-Dwext"
which I think is required HERE for stability purposes.
Can't tell for your chip.
Such a possible requirement requires wext flag activation for NetworkManager. Should your WIFI work stable without the quoted line, the wext could be removed at the end of the day. Don't forget to adapt to your naming.

Thks 4 ur attention, interest & support
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TheGentooMeme
n00b
n00b


Joined: 15 Jun 2015
Posts: 8
Location: Under your bed

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@CaptainBlood

I saw in your first post that you asked about my WiFi chip, I have provided the output of lspci -k in the OP.

In your second you asked me to paste /etc/conf.d/net, I pasted it in the previous post. :P

The flags wpa_supplicant and NetworkManager were compiled with are, for the most part, the default flags for a Gentoo desktop.

Code:
eselect profile list
Available profile symlink targets:
  [1]   default/linux/amd64/13.0
  [2]   default/linux/amd64/13.0/selinux
  [3]   default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop *  <== this one


Also.. Isn't dhcp some protocol service thing? dhcpd (dhcp daemon) is the server, and dhcpcd (dhcp CLIENT daemon) is the client? ie- The one I'm supposed to use?

And yeah, using Gentoo is great, especially all the available under-the-hood customization and the speed boost. I can swear I keep opening and closing Chromium just to watch it open and close so fast. XD

And yeah, finding correct information is a bit hard, considering that I have been running into problems I've never ran into before. In all the distros I used, I never really had to mess with WiFi/Ethernet on a command-line level that much, but again, Gentoo is mostly making me learn how things work more than any other distro.

Ps:- If you cannot find the two pastes I posted above, I included them below.

Code:
# lspci -k
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:01.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x8 Controller (rev 06)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380a
   Kernel driver in use: i915
00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
   Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d5)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #5 (rev d5)
   Kernel driver in use: pcieport
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
   Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM86 Express LPC Controller (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
   Kernel driver in use: ahci
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3978
07:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GK208M [GeForce GT 740M] (rev a1)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 380a
   Kernel driver in use: nvidia
   Kernel modules: nvidia
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 07)
   Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3803
   Kernel driver in use: r8169
   Kernel modules: r8169
09:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless 7260 (rev 73)
   Subsystem: Intel Corporation Wireless-N 7260
   Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
   Kernel modules: iwlwifi

(Chip is Intel N 7260)

/etc/conf.d/net
Code:
config_enp8s0="dhcp"
config_wlp9s0="dhcp"
modules_wlp9s0="wpa_supplicant"

My Ethernet, which works, is enp8s0.
My WiFi, which is not functional is wlp9s0.

Pss:- I shall look into making that networkmanager.conf file.

Just saw your second post. EDIT:

I don't think my WiFi adapter uses Wext, it uses something called iwlwifi which I enabled in the kernel and then emerged some firmware for. The card can see connections, but it can't actually connect to them.
_________________
As of June/15/2015, I am now a man, I have succeeded in installing Gentoo on my PC, getting Ethernet and WiFi to fully work, installing X and my favorite desktop environment, Cinnamon. I also customized it. http://i.imgur.com/icM1d9r.png Sexy, huh?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
TheGentooMeme
n00b
n00b


Joined: 15 Jun 2015
Posts: 8
Location: Under your bed

PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 11:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was trying something random, which was re-installing my card's firmware, even though I had done this before, it seems like I messed up something. WiFi now works. In fact, I'm using it atm.
_________________
As of June/15/2015, I am now a man, I have succeeded in installing Gentoo on my PC, getting Ethernet and WiFi to fully work, installing X and my favorite desktop environment, Cinnamon. I also customized it. http://i.imgur.com/icM1d9r.png Sexy, huh?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
CaptainBlood
l33t
l33t


Joined: 24 Jan 2010
Posts: 996

PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 4:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dhcp is an ebuild that provides server/client.
dhcpcd is another ebuild that provides client only.
Build which and how according to your liking.
tI guess
Code:
wpa_supplicant_wlan0="-Diwlagn"
is what you somehow have.

Issues have been reported with NetworkManager beetween 1.0.0 and latest stable, both excluded.
Seems like dhcpcd compatibility is the matter. Latest is told to solve it all.
I still have a trouble with it but cause may be elsewhere.

I can not count the number of ttmes I finally solved an issue after posting about it and eventually having a answer not necessarily solving it. It make you feel less alone, and forces to sum up about what is going wrong. Call it psychological support if you wish.

I'm glad you finally made it.
Thks 4 ur attention, interest & support.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Gentoo Forums Forum Index Networking & Security All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum