I use Fedora 33.
I noticed an issue with groups in DNF. This is what I did:
- Pressed Ctrl+Alt+F#, changing to a console
dnf group remove @kde-desktop-environment, removing KDE
- Logout of console
- Login to GNOME
- Wi-Fi is no longer present in the settings
- Wi-Fi is missing from the overview
- Wi-Fi is not possible in MATE or GNOME
I am not sure which packages KDE removed that GNOME is dependent on for Wi-Fi, as
dnf group install @gnome-desktop and
dnf group info @gnome-desktop do not mention the networkmanager-submodules group as a dependency.
I understand the wider part of what DNF was doing with my system, but I wasn’t expecting it to remove Wi-Fi. I needed to tether my phone to secure an internet connection to repair my system, especially because KDE was broken and I wasn’t going to use it (which is why I removed it).