I used the live usb product to install. While running live, my wifi was detected and working. First install wifi was working. I upgraded packages after install. Wifi no longer worked. I went back the the live usb and wifi worked. I reinstalled with base install, wifi not working second time. It still works with the live usb.
With some effort I rebuilt and installed latest drivers (Wifi adapter not found rtl8723de - #6 by hhlp). It still does not work. WTF? Why does it work with live usb and not the drivers? I have toggled the airplane mode so it is not that.
Hi @geekie, welcome to our community! This really sounds odd - what exactly do you mean by “no longer worked”? Are there no wifis shown, or is the graphics not available? What is the output of sudo iwconfig if you have a freshly installed system (without the rebuilt drivers)? And are there any logs in dmesg or journalctl regarding the drivers, the kernel or the network?
This is certainly frustrating. I reinstalled a third time, WiFi was working. I installed a number of packages. I did not install these packages the first install but did a dnf update. This time no updates.
@geekie I am not sure if I understand your setup: did you modify any configuration manually, like your ifcfg script? Because you do have NetworkManager running there, that usually doesn’t like manual configuration…
If there were any issues with the module or if secure boot had been enabled if would have flagged.
Sorry I’ve been re-reading the topic to try and work out whats going on. This would suggest that one of in installl packages has caused a conflict. All I can suggest is try reinstalling again, install these one at a time with a reboot inbetween each, hopefully it will be come clearer as to whats causing the conflict. From there hopefully will be able work out what needs to be done to fix the issue.
My apologies if I confused you. A little bit about my background…I work in a data center and I’ve performed hundreds of linux installations. I can customize if necessary. I’m not a big fan of NetworkManager but for laptops, I just let it do its thing. I have changed no configurations. This was the sequence of events:
Install #1 - Live USB Wifi works. Installed to hard drive, Wifi works. dnf update, reboot, No networks found.
Install #2 - Live USB Wifi works. Installed to hard drive, no networks found.
Install #3 - Live USB Wifi works. Installed to hard drive, Wifi works. Some packages installed. Reboot, no networks found.
It’s difficult to believe any of the packages installed had a conflict with my Wifi driver. They were all pretty standard packages and should not have had any direct hardware interaction. I have seen updates in Fedora 30 break my VPN, but we are just looking at vanilla install here.
This suggests on your 3rd attempt, that it working after the install. So are you installing the live packages in the live environment or are booting in to the installed environment and then installing the packages.
The Live USB is removed after reboot. Yes it works on the initial install, inconsistently. Nothing about these packages, post install, should interfere with the operation of the network adapter. Do you know what config file guides the operation of this device? It’s possible it gets changed at some point. Maybe I can compare it with what is on the live usb.
Also, what is it in journalctl that happens after the initial install that does not happen after reboot: Apr 03 11:28:38 localhost.localdomain kernel: rtl8188ee 0000:02:00.0 wlo1: disabling HT as WMM/QoS is not supported by the AP Apr 03 11:28:38 localhost.localdomain kernel: rtl8188ee 0000:02:00.0 wlo1: disabling VHT as WMM/QoS is not supported by the AP
Not sure its config files, I would guess there in /etc/modprobe.d/
I think this may come down to the kernel, I think the live update stick pulls updates during install. If that is correct, I suspect the environments are running different kernels. You can confirm with a uname -r issued in both live and installed environment.
I’m running out of ideas here, I know the the kernel driver is buggy; but it should work with rtlwifi_new. Although it looks like the driver for rtl8188ee hasn’t been updated in over a year. At his point I would considered raising a issue with the developer, can be done here
From looking at the current issues, there does seem to be issue with rtl8188ee and the stable branch, one user has suggested using the extended branch driver:
There definitely some oddball things going on. I moved it to another location, to a different WAP, without shutting down or closing the lid to sleep and it detected many different wifi routers. I simply rebooted in this new location and when it came up, it no longer detected any networks. I am going to chalk this up to either a kernel issue or possibly old hardware that is failing. I will try a different kernel or distro to see if there is any change. I appreciate your help.