I am trying to install Fedora 30 to give it a try. I haven’t used RH since version 4.2 and am serious about Fedora. The install went fine but the initial boot up, wifi will not connect. Since with this a dual boot, I went to POP_OS/Ubuntu 19.04 and dumped out lshw -C network which is below. Any tips would be appreciated.
lshw -C network
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Wireless interface
product: Wireless-AC 9560 [Jefferson Peak]
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 14.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:14.3
logical name: wlp0s20f3
width: 64 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwlwifi driverversion=5.0.0-25-generic firmware=43.95eb4e97.0 ip=192.168.0.18 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11
resources: irq:16 memory:b4718000-b471bfff
I think this topic is a good example why a netinstall has huge advantages: You download the latest packages where bugs have been fixed (or just been introduced).
You can also use the netinstall to choose your DE. no need to download different ISOs…
For a new Fedora user this has been a very informative discussion. The netinstall may be a better option. With this update/fix it repaired broken WiFi which could mean not net access from a normal ISO.
Also, the live-respins, based on the date stamp, may not have the updates from yesterday applied as of yet.
Thanks again, I will probably migrate from POP_OS this weekend.
Both methods have their stronger and weaker sides – as usual. live-respins allow offline installation and can be used for disaster recovery – but understandably can’t be updated daily.
Netinstall means smaller initial download and always up-to-date packages. It’s also very good for non-standard installations (minimal install, for example), when none of available spins suits your demands.
If I understand your question correctly, with a “normal” iso (meaning the original, downloadable desktop iso) that fired up a Live system you didn’t have the problem because the bug was only introduced later with an update of that package. The next updated then fixed the problem again.
No, sorry, I did not explain very well.
I used an ISO to install on a secondary SSD and was never able to connect to WiFi. The update via CAT5 fixed the problem.
I decided this morning to fully leave Ubuntu/POP_OS and install Fedora 30 with the Gnome Environment. I used the Netinstall, and the initial steps of the install, it would not connect to WiFi. I connected to CAT5, and as it downloaded the installation files, WiFi was available on the first boot.
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Thanks for sharing!
To clarify a bit: the link you’ve posted is specific to Realtek RTL8812AU Wireless card / chipset, whereas @eclecticcoding’s computer uses wifi card with Intel 9560 chipset.
In general Intel’s wifi don’t need additional drivers and work out of the box – this is one of the reasons they are generally considered the best wireless chipsets to use with Linux. But there was a bug some time ago with their firmware, and it looks like @eclecticcoding was bitten by that bug.