Issue with Network Management

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raghavgururajan
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Joined: 09/24/2018

Hello Folks!

I followed this (https://libreboot.org/docs/gnulinux/encrypted_trisquel.html) instructions to install Trisquel 9.0 on my RYF X200-T.

During the step where I have to choose a desktop environment, I accidentally did not select any of the option. So I ended up with base installation.

After booting into the base installation, the internet connection was active (as I tested via `ping -c 3 gnu.org`). So I installed default Trisquel DE by doing `sudo apt install trisquel`.

Now, when I login to the system, the network-manager and/or it's applet does not work, as in the attached screenshot. But sometimes the internet connection is active (tested via browser), despite the mentioned issue.

Also, one time when I rebooted the system, the network-manager and/or it's applet was working perfectly. After that it stopped working again.

Currently, I keep doing `sudo systemctl restart network-manager` or `sudo systemctl restart networking`, every few minutes, to keep the internet connection working. Although this does not make the applet working during this interval.

Any solution please?

Thank you!

Regards,
RG.

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FindEssential
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Joined: 08/23/2017

I have an x200T as well and I have found that the hardware switch for the wifi card is really touchy with Trisquel. I find even just a tad too much pressure on the case when typing is enough to shut it off. I'm not really sure why this happens and it doesn't happen when I'm using Tails. It also doesn't happen anywhere near as much if I use a usb keyboard.

It might be that the contacts on the card where it meets the switch are sensitive or there is just enough play in the plastic to send a false signal. I had thought it was because Trisquel's support for the original wifi card wasn't entirely sound, but if you are having the same problem with an RYF reconditioned unit where they replaced the original card that would seem to dash that theory.

I'd encourage you to eliminate the possibility of the hardware switch being the cause before making more changes to your software. Really curious to see if thats the problem or not.

raghavgururajan
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Joined: 09/24/2018

Thanks! My WiFi Card is N450DB and it does not respond to the kill-switch. Manually pushing kill-switch on and off, did not change anything.

raghavgururajan
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UPDATE 1:

For WiFi, the network-manager and/or it's applet works half of the time (Yes.png) and doesn't work other half of the time (No.png). During the latter, despite the issue, the network connection is established on one of the save WiFi access-points and stays connected. I just could not add or change WiFi access-points.

For mobile-broadband, the applet always shows that it is not enabled, despite "Enable Mobile Broadband" menu-option is ON.

Device: TET-X200T (https://ryf.fsf.org/products/TET-X200T)
WLAN: TET-N450DB (https://ryf.fsf.org/products/TET-N450DB)
WWAN: Ericsson F3507g (https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/ModemManager/SupportedDevices/#index5h1)

Yes.png No.png
raghavgururajan
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Joined: 09/24/2018

UPDATE 2:

So I re-installed Trisquel 9.0 and chose Trisquel DE while installation. Things work fine now. Nevertheless, I think it is good to investigate why the issue arises when base-installation done first and then the package 'trisquel-desktop' is installed.